Safeguarding • Our children

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what is child safeguarding?

“C2C keeps children safe when they study online.”

In the event students or peers feel unsafe, we want to make sure they are aware of safety guidelines online and have access to information and contacts.

Child Safeguarding Contact Information

If you have any concerns or questions related to our safeguarding policy, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer Harry Smith at 01279 497873.

For any additional information the NSPCC has guidance and a telephone helpline (0808 800 5000) available if you are worried about the safety of a child. A child is defined as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.

Course 2 Certify is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children who participate in our online courses. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, to protect them from harm, and to ensure their well-being. This safeguarding policy outlines our commitment to the protection and welfare of children and the procedures we follow to achieve this.

Our safeguarding policy is informed by and complies with relevant legislation, including but not limited to:

  • The Children Act 1989 and 2004
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
  • Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR)

Our safeguarding policy is based on the following key principles:

a. Every child has the right to be safe from abuse and harm.
b. The welfare and best interests of the child are paramount.
c. All staff and associates have a responsibility to report concerns about the welfare of children.
d. All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation, have the right to protection from abuse and exploitation.

Course 2 Certify has a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) who is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of this policy. The DSO is Harry Smith, and they can be contacted at 01279 497873.

All staff and associates involved in our online courses receive appropriate training on safeguarding and child protection, including recognising signs of abuse, reporting procedures, and their responsibilities in safeguarding children.

All individuals involved in the delivery of our online courses undergo appropriate background checks and vetting procedures. This includes verifying their qualifications, obtaining references, and conducting Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks where applicable.

Any member of staff or associate who has concerns about a child’s welfare or believes a child may be at risk of harm must report their concerns to the DSO. Concerns can also be reported anonymously if the person wishes.

We maintain accurate and up-to-date records of concerns, disclosures, and actions taken in accordance with this policy. These records are stored securely and in accordance with data protection regulations.

All information and concerns related to safeguarding are treated confidentially and shared only with those who need to know. Information is shared on a need-to-know basis and in line with legal requirements.

We promote open communication with children and their parents or guardians. We encourage children to express their concerns and feelings and take them seriously. We also inform parents and guardians about our safeguarding policy.

We have measures in place to ensure online safety for children, including the secure use of digital platforms, age-appropriate content, and monitoring of online interactions.

This safeguarding policy and procedures for children will be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect changes in legislation and best practice. It will also be subject to annual audits.