Safeguarding Young People Awareness Policy

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;
  •  Poor attendance/punctuality
  •  Loss of weight
  •  Withdrawn from class discussions
  •  Self-harming
  •  Decline in academic ability/concentration
  •  Pregnancy
  •  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; 

  • Be healthy 
  • Stay Safe 
  • Enjoy and achieve 
  • Make a positive contribution 
  • Achieve economic well-being

Safeguarding Contact

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 

Academy Contact Info

E.L.M Academy

208 Newchurch Road, Bacup, OL13 0TS


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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