This policy applies to all staff, contractors, interns, Trustees and volunteers. Its purpose is to:
For the purposes of this policy, a child is under the age of 18 (as defined in the United Nations convention on the Rights of a Child).
Founders4Schools believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, and to keep them safe. We are committed to carry out our work in a way that protects them.
We will seek to keep to keep children and young people safe by:
When volunteer business leaders visit schools, the school’s own safeguarding policies would take precedence for any visitors.
For businesses hosting young people for work experience through Workfinder, our terms and conditions include a requirement that ensure that the young person ‘is properly supervised and appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks have been carried out’. This does not necessarily require DBS checks to be undertaken by work experience hosts, but are required where necessary, for example if there is any likelihood of an adult being alone with a young person.
No member of staff or volunteers should take photographs or film footage of children or young people without written permission from the adult responsible for them, which will usually be a teacher in the case of Founders4Schools’ work.
If you need to discuss safeguarding matters concerning Founders4Schools or Workfinder, the following people are the initial point of contact:
Designated Safeguarding Officer:
Board of Trustees lead on Safeguarding: