- KLC is a private tuition centre run by:
Kidbrooke Learning Centre Ltd (09800896)
- Kidbrooke Learning Centre is based at:
Thomas Tallis School
154 Kidbrooke Park Road
- KLC is managed by a management team (the Team). One of the management
team has particular responsibility for safeguarding children.
- The Team has adopted this safeguarding children policy and expects every adult
working or helping at KLC to support it and comply with it. Consequently this
policy shall apply to all staff, managers, teachers, directors, volunteers, students
or anyone working on behalf of KLC.
2 Purpose of the Policy
- This policy is intended to protect children and young people who receive any
service from us, including those who are the children of adults who may receive
services from us.
- As an organisation we believe that no child or young person should experience
abuse or harm and are committed to the protection of children and young
people and this policy is intended to provide guidance and overarching principles
to those who represent us as volunteers or staff, to guide our approach to child
protection and safeguarding.
3 The risks to children
Nearly every child grows up in a safe and happy environment and it is important not to
exaggerate or overestimate the dangers. Nevertheless, there are situations where
children need protection including:
Physical and emotional abuse and neglect
Inappropriate supervision by staff or volunteers
Bullying, cyber bullying, acts of violence and aggression within our schools
Unsafe environments and activities
4 Universality of Protection
We recognise that:
The welfare of the child is paramount
All children regardless of race, gender, religious belief, disability, age, sexual
orientation or identity have a right to equal protection from harm.
Some children are more vulnerable to harm as a result of their circumstances,
prior experiences, communication needs or level of dependency.
Working with children, young people, their parents and/or guardians, carers
or other agencies is essential to protecting their wellbeing.
5 Safeguarding children at events / activities
- There are three kinds of events/activities:
At events and activities open to all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied
throughout by an adult over the age of 18 who not only brings the child but also
takes the child home again afterwards. Young people aged 16 or 17 may attend
unaccompanied if they bring the written consent and mobile telephone number
of one of their parents.
At events and activities for children accompanied by a 'parent', children under 16
must be supervised throughout the event by an adult over the age of 18 who not only brings the child to the event but also takes the child home again afterwards.
If a lone adult brings more than one child, then the children will have to stay
together, so that the one adult can supervise them. Young people aged 16 or 17
may attend unaccompanied if they bring the written consent and mobile
telephone number of one of their parents.
At events and activities for unaccompanied children, children under the age of
16 must be enrolled by a responsible adult before being left with the event
leader. The enrolment must record the child's name, age and address and the
names and addresses of the child's parents, plus the parents' mobile telephone
numbers. Young people aged 16 or 17 may attend unaccompanied if they bring
the written consent and mobile telephone number of one of their parents.
Both event and activities are to be defined broadly to include any occasions
where KLC will be providing a service.
- Those open to adults and children of all ages,
- Those for children accompanied by a 'parent',
- Those for children accompanied by a 'parent',.
6 Disclosure and barring
- KLC offers the following activities for children:
- Some of our activities may therefore require adult participants or adult leaders
to undergo DBS and/or police checks under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
Act 2006. The required level of checking (if any) will broadly reflect the degree
and frequency of unsupervised access given to other people's children.
- The Team will take very seriously any allegation of impropriety on the part of any
member of KLC. A member of KLC who discovers anything amiss should get in
touch immediately with the following: Thiru Thuraisingam
- The Team will review the allegation and the likely risk to children and, if
appropriate, will consider banning the member from future events or revoking
his or her membership or both, but only in full accordance with the rules and
procedures of KLC.
- Both event and activities are to be defined broadly to include any occasions
where KLC will be providing a service.
7 Health and safety aspects of safeguarding children
- Before starting any event for unaccompanied children, the Team will carry out a
risk assessment and then take steps to minimise all risks to health and safety.
Parents and children will be made aware of any particular risks and of the steps
to be taken to minimise those risks. The Team will keep a record of all risk
- Sufficient adults must be present at any event for unaccompanied children to
enable one adult to deal with any emergency while another adult supervises the
children not directly affected by the emergency.
8 Policy on the prevention of bullying
We will not tolerate the bullying of children either by adults or by other children. If any
incident of child-on-child bullying should arise at a KLC event, those involved will be
separated immediately and the parents of the children involved will be asked to deal
with the matter. The Team will review all incidents of child-on-child bullying and assess
the likely future risk to children. If appropriate, the Team will consider banning a child
from future events, but only in full accordance with the rules and procedures of KLC.
Allegations of adults bullying children will be dealt with under paragraph 6.3 above.
9 Photographing children
People must expect to have their photograph taken at many of our events and we
reserve the right to publish suitable photographs of those attending, along with the
names of members involved.
10 Managing behaviour, discipline and acceptable restraint
- Adults supervising children at KLC events must never use any form of corporal
punishment. If physical restraint is absolutely necessary to prevent injury to any
person or to prevent serious damage to property, then the minimum necessary
restraint may be used — but for that purpose only.
- Unacceptable behaviour at KLC events for unaccompanied children will generally
be stopped by separating the children from each other and from the group. The
miscreants will be suitably supervised and will be returned as soon as possible to
the care of their parents.
- KLC may apply a further disciplinary sanction; namely the banning of the child
from one or more future events over the following 18 months. Any such sanction
would be determined and applied by the following officer: Thiru Thuraisingam
- A parent who is aggrieved by this ban may appeal to KLC who will hear the views
of all relevant persons. The decision of KLC is then final. 12 Legal Framework
This policy has been drawn up in accordance with the following:
Children Act 1989
United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
Data Protection Act 1998
Human Rights Act 1998
claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.
Human Rights Act 1998
Sexual Offences Act 2003
Children Act 2004
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
Children and Families Act 2014
Special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice - Guidance on
the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and
young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014
Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services
Working together to safeguard children (2017)
NOTE: This Policy was approved by the following officer on 03/02/2020 and is due for review
every 2 Years: Thiru Thuraisingam