Child Protection Policy Statement

Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children states that all organisations working in direct contact with children should have procedures and guidelines derived from and consistent with the current Children First National Guidance  and Our Duty to Care: the Principles of Good Practice for the Protection of Children and Young People. This policy has been developed to comply with our responsibilities to safeguard the children in our care.

TR Academy is committed to practice which protects children from harm and to full compliance with the Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and Our Duty to Care.   

We recognise the rights of children to be protected from harm, treated with respect, listened to and to have their views taken into consideration in matters that affect them.

Management, staff and volunteers in this service recognise that the welfare of children is paramount and our service will endeavour to safeguard children by:

  • Having procedures to recognise, respond and report in relation to concerns for children’s protection and welfare
  • Having a confidentiality policy
  • Having a code of behaviour for staff and volunteers
  • Having a safe recruitment procedure
  • Having procedures for managing/supervising staff/volunteers
  • Having a procedure to respond to accidents 
  • Having a procedure to respond to complaints
  • Developing a staff allegations procedure and disciplinary procedure

As part of the policy this service, we will:-

  • appoint a designated liaison person (DLP) for dealing with child protection concerns
  • provide induction training around the group’s child protection policy and procedures
  • ensure that staff attend child protection training, as appropriate
  • provide supervision and support for staff and volunteers in contact with children
  • share information about the child protection policy and good practices with families and children 
  • review the groups’ child protection policy and practices on a regular basis

This policy will be reviewed on May 24th of 2023 or earlier if necessary.