Tute is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All Tute staff, not just teachers, are DBS checked and are trained to identify and report safeguarding concerns.
We believe that safeguarding our students effectively is inherently linked to the creation, implementation and continuous strengthening of a culture where young people and staff feel able and confident to express any concerns.
Tute services hundreds of local authorities, schools, and non-mainstream settings across the UK and ensures the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children by:
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- creating and promoting a culture of safeguarding in everything we do
- creating a safe environment in which children and young people can learn
- fulfilling our statutory (legal) responsibilities to identify children who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
- taking every relevant opportunity to promote safeguarding to the young people accessing our services.
- providing frequent and relevant training to all staff
- ensuring that all staff are signed up to the DBS update service
Everyone in the team, from admin to teachers to board members, understand that safeguarding comes first and that we have a responsibility to the students enrolled to our services.
Tute has robust safeguarding policies and procedures which are updated regularly and in line with legislation and statutory guidance. These set out the procedures to be followed by all staff and teachers if they have a safeguarding concern regarding a child or receive a disclosure from a child.
A Code of Conduct provides practical and clear guidance as to which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided. There is a clear and robust Whistleblowing policy and procedures.
Safeguarding Training and Development
Tute ensures that its staff and teachers receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. In addition, staff and teachers receive safeguarding and child protection updates to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
Organisational Structure and Governance
Tute ensures an appropriate senior member of staff is appointed to the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead, and Deputy Safeguarding Lead(s) are designated. The Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection, and has had an appropriate level of training.
Tute is fully committed to the principles of safer recruitment, ensuring that safeguarding and promoting the best possible care and welfare of students is central to our recruitment process.
We follow safer recruitment practices for all staff including a range of pre-employment checks such as identity and qualifications, right to work in the UK and references. We commit to carrying out enhanced DBS checks with barred list check on teachers, or in the case of teachers not based in the UK, best available equivalents. All staff must sign up the DBS Update Service.
Our selection processes are based on good practice, selecting the best candidate for the job, ensuring equality and diversity for all applicants while excluding, or rejecting those who may be unsuitable to work with our customer base.
We expect candidates to fully understand their duties and responsibilities in relation to child protection and safeguarding children, and young people, and how it relates to the post for which they have applied.
Tute is also committed to providing a supportive working environment for all members of staff. We recognise that, in order to achieve these aims, it is of fundamental importance to attract, recruit and retain staff who share our commitment.
Tute recognises its employees as being fundamental to its continued success.
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Our Data Pledge and Data Protection and Information Security Policy means that we keep your data secure.
We aim to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill.
We understand the responsibility to ensure that we are providing an education which includes e-safety, and educate students how to safely use the internet and enable critical thinking to stay safe.
Tute delivers dedicated e-safety lessons as part of the curriculum and includes similarly important topics, into other lessons, where relevant.