Brightkidz Child Protection Policy Statement

Brightkidz acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is
committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and
complies with best practice and Department for Education requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to
ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual
orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

 have a positive and enjoyable experience with Brightkidz in a safe and child centred environment
 are protected from abuse whilst participating in activities within school or in other settings.

Brightkidz acknowledges that some children, including children with disabilities and young people or those
from minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take
reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Brightkidz will:
 promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
 ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is
provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse,
neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
 ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns and offer support to the
individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
 ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained
and stored securely
 prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals (by conducting DBS checks and
requiring detailed, checked references)
 ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Brightkidz.
Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in
dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a yearly or in the following circumstances:
 changes in legislation and/or government guidance
 as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board/ Department of Education
 as a result of any other significant change or event.

(Last reviewed Feb 2019)