Safeguarding

Safeguarding


At Nichols Education, we aim to keep children safe by adopting the highest possible standards and taking all reasonable steps to protect children from harm. Safeguarding is about more than child protection. Child Protection is specifically about protecting children and young people from suspected abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is much wider than child protection and it includes everything an organisation can do to keep children and young people safe, including minimising the risk of harm and accidents and taking action to tackle safety concerns.

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Safeguarding Policy

Nichols Education has a detailed Safeguarding Policy to set a clear plan of action and a framework for our responsibilities and legal duties in relation to each child’s welfare to ensure a reliable and effective response in the event of any concern for a child’s welfare, and to support each child and family.

CAMHS Communication

Nichols Education works with local CAMHS teams to maximise the benefit to the children and young people we are helping. Therefore where necessary we can easily refer a pupil if they have a more serious mental health issue that would benefit more from the dedicated mental health services that CAMHS provides.
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Information Security

Nichols Education takes information security very seriously. We have informed the Information Commissioners Office that we will be handling sensitive data, and are bound under the Data Protection Act. We are also working towards achieving the ISO 27001:2013 standard for information security.

In-house Safeguarding Training

At Nichols Education, we provide our own in-house Safeguarding Training to all members of staff in order to reinforce their knowledge and skills and provide a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concern’s about a pupils welfare.

Enhanced DBS checks

Due to the nature of our business and as responsible employers we have a legal obligation to ensure all our employees are suitable to work in close proximity to children and young adults. Therefore all staff employed by Nichols Education have an enhanced DBS check.

First Aid

We presume that most schools will already have a dedicated first aider, however as an extra level of protection at least one member of our staff when present at a school will be first aid trained.