Child Safeguarding at Teach First
Teach First’s vision is that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background. All children and young people have the right to grow up in a safe and caring environment, this includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. Those of us in a position of trust have to do everything possible to foster these rights. To do this, certain protections need to be in place to protect you as well as those we are working with.
Teach First takes seriously its responsibility towards safeguarding all children who engage with the charity, with the focus being on their safety and welfare. This policy outlines the specific responsibilities, requirements and expectations on for Teach First as an organisation and as a collective of stakeholders who interact with children through our work. The aim of this policy is to ensure that:
- Excellent child safeguarding practice is promoted at Teach First;
- All children who engage with Teach First are treated with dignity and respect;
- All stakeholders know what to do in the event of a child safeguarding incident and make informed and confident responses to specific child safeguarding issues;
- All child safeguarding incidents are dealt with consistently and properly recorded.
Read the Policy here. Please note that the policy should be read in its entirety.
The Child Safeguarding Concerns Form (appendix 1) is available here in word format to be downloaded and used as required, but not to be shared in place of the full policy.