We at Elite Journey recognise that the welfare of all children is paramount and that all children and young people; regardless of ability or culture, have equal rights of protection.
We have a duty of care when children are under our care and we will do everything we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities.
We collect full personal details and application forms for all staff, with particular reference to previous work with children and young people.
Appointment of any employee will only be confirmed subject to a satisfactory DBS check at the appropriate level.
We will always take up two written references for the appointment of any permanent employees.
At interview we have sound procedures and recording to ensure we are satisfied, and can evidence that the applicant is appropriate and suitable.
As members of SAFE, we aim at all times to attain the SAFE standards in all our activities with children, young people, their families and/or carers. We achieve this by adhering strictly to our Safeguarding Policy and the guidance and risk assessments.
Our safeguarding policy aims to:
• Provide a procedure for safeguarding children and young people
• Ensure a culture of listening to children
• Ensure staff have mandatory safeguarding training, supervision and support
• Ensure we comply with local guidelines
Statements of our policies and procedures, can be provided upon request.
Safeguarding training is provided for all permanent UK employees.
Training is refreshed every two years for all permanent UK employees.
Safeguarding training is also provided as part of training for temporary staff
All permanent and temporary staff are asked to sign to record they have received and understand the Elite Journey Code of Conduct and SAFE Good Practice Guidelines.