It is the policy at E.L.M Academy to ensure that the safety and welfare of all our students is maintained to the
highest possible standard.
We have a learner liaison support officer who is available whenever any learner is in need.
Staff at E.L.M Academy are allowed to assist learners to any counselling sessions, termination appointments,
group/support meetings etc if the learner wishes.
The college is in charge of;
Ensuring that all staff are DBS checked (disclosure and barring service)
Keep up to date with any new safeguarding policies
Has a list of contact numbers that learners can access and use when required
Ensuring all relevant training is carried out and kept up to date.
The students are required to;
Treat all staff and students with the same dignity and respect
Report any bullying or abusive behaviour to a member of staff.
Safeguarding Young People Awareness Policy
Protecting children from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
All E.L.M Acacademy staff, sub-contractors and salon employers are expected to be aware of all safeguarding policies and procedures and maintain a proper focus on safeguarding children and young people and must;
Give highest priority to their safety and welfare
Recognise, identify and respond to signs of physical/sexual/emotional abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
Respond appropriately to disclosure by a child or young person of abuse
Respond appropriately to allegations against staff, other adults and against themselves
Understand and implement safe practice in carrying out their duties
Signs of safeguarding issues may be demonstrated in a number of ways;
Loss of weight
Withdrawn from class discussions
Decline in academic ability/concentration
Anger/aggressive attitude, excuses, loss of confidence.
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please immediately inform our designated safeguarding person – Emma Mitchell
How we protect our learners
Learners are asked to attend a one to one learner review every 12 weeks to check the learners’ progress. This also enables the student to discuss any issues and problems they may be having at college or within the salon. It is stressed however, that E.L.M Academy has an open door policy if a learner ever requires a meeting with the Training Director, Training Manager or Learner Liaison Officer.
Every salon is reviewed at the initial assessment in regards to child welfare and protection to ensure they are a suitable workplace for learners. Learners are made aware of who to contact with regards to any emergencies that may occur when placed within a salon.
All members of staff have a DBS check to ensure that all members of staff have the ability to work directly with young learners.
All member of staff have basic child protection knowledge and there is a written policy with reference to young learner protection and abuse. All members of staff are made aware that they can refer to this policy if an event occurs.
Every Child Matters
Every child matters is a new approach to the wellbeing of children and young people from birth to the age of 19. The aim is for every child regardless of their background or circumstances to have the support they need to;
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
If you would like to speak to someone in person or over the telephone about any safeguarding issues you may have or need advice on please contact our designated safeguarding person firstname.lastname@example.org.