The purpose and scope of this safeguarding policy statement
Your Tuition Solutions: The Autumn Exam Initiative was established to provide free tutoring to A-level and GCSE students that may have been disadvantaged by their results during results day 2020 and may wish to use the Autumn exam series as an opportunity to get the grades they deserve and are capable of attaining.
We have connected with university students willing to volunteer their time to help students who are preparing for the Autumn exams and cannot afford private tutoring in these financial trying times.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
To protect young people who receive tutoring from Your Tuition Solutions (The Autumn Exams initiative) from harm.
To provide tutors, as well as young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy applies to anyone providing tutoring as a result of a connection made through Your Tuition Solutions.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in the United Kingdom. A summary of the key legislation is available from nspcc.org.uk/learning.
This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents, including;
• Dealing with disclosures and concerns about a child or young person
• Managing allegations against volunteers
• Recording concerns and information sharing
• Code of conduct for volunteers
• Behaviour codes for children and young people
• Photography and sharing images guidance
• Online safety
• Induction, training, supervision and support
We Believe that:
• Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
• We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
We recognise that:
The welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take.
All children and young people, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
Valuing, listening to and respecting them.
Adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for volunteers
Developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures
Providing effective management for volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently
Sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families via our website.
Using our procedures to manage any allegations against volunteers appropriately
Building a safeguarding culture where volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns
Name: Yasmin Peregrino-Taiwo
Name: Fanny M-Simpson
0808 800 5000
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on 1st September 2020
Date: 1st September 2020