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Child Safety

Child Safety Purpose
This policy is written to demonstrate the strong commitment by Toppers Academy and its Faculties/ Staff to child safety and establishing and maintaining child safe and child-friendly environments.
Subject To Child’s Safety
This policy reflects our commitment to supply a secure environment where everyone has the proper to be treated with respect and is safe and guarded against abuse. It follows with our obligations under the Children’s Protection Act 1993, including: o Section 8B – 8D – Child Safe Environments and criminal history assessments for people working with children; and o Section 11 – Mandatory reporting. It also complies with the kid Safe Environments: Principles of excellent Practice and Standards for handling information obtained about the criminal history of employees who work with children issued by the Chief Executive of the Department for Families and Communities.
This policy, from the initial date of endorsements, applies to all employees, children, parents, carers, and other individuals involved in Toppers Academy.
Commitment to Child Safety
All children who come to Toppers Academy have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people accessing our services and the welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where all children are valued and feel safe.
Children’s Involvement
Toppers Academy encourages children who use our services to ‘have a say’ about those things that are important to them. We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices. We value and respect the views of children and young people who access our services. We listen to and act on any concerns children, their parents or carers, raise with us.
Code Of Behaviour
All the members at Toppers Academy will:
●Treat everyone with respect and honesty (this includes staff, volunteers, students, children, children, parents, and caregivers).
●Permission must be obtained before any images are taken.
●Raise any concerns, problems, or issues with management as soon as possible.
●Record and act quickly, fairly, and transparently on complaints of abuse or other serious complaints made by a child, a youth, or their parent/guardian.