Founder, Executive Director and Deputy Child Protection Lead: Rosa de Guero
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director and Nominated Child Protection Lead: Catherine Bennett
Contact details: email@example.com
designated safeguarding leads (frontline):
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee / Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Rosa de Guero
NSPCC Professionals Helpline:
0808 800 5000
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will work with schools/colleges/ youth providers to meet their statutory duty under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and help them to achieve good outcomes.
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE is not a school, however, chooses to adhere to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) in order to support the schools they work with and this remains in force throughout the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Individual schools and local authorities will have additional guidance on support during the coronavirus outbreak and this should be checked ahead of programme starting in schools. This guidance should support governing bodies, proprietors, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads to continue to have appropriate regard to KCSIE and keep their children safe. It suggests where schools and colleges might consider safeguarding policy and process differently when compared to business as usual. (KCSIE Jan 2021, P3).
Roles and responsibilities
The Executive Director and Director of SURVIVORS CAN SHINE.
The Executive Director will co-ordinate facilitators, artists and volunteers in order to support the school/college to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by:
Role of the Nominated Child Protection Lead
The role of the nominated child protection lead, and their deputies is to take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection within SURVIVORS CAN SHINE and support schools they visit. The deputies will be the ‘frontline’ worker and liaise with school if a disclosure is made. The child protection Lead will oversee and support remotely as well as gathering confirmation of agreed referrals and actions by schools.
The nominated child protection lead (and their deputies) will:
Working with parents and carers
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE recognises the importance of working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the welfare and safety of children and young people.
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will:
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will work in partnership with relevant agencies in order to meet its obligations under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and Working together to safeguard children 2018.
The organisation recognises its vital role in safeguarding school-age children and will co-operate with the Local Safeguarding Children Board to ensure joint working with partner agencies.
Safeguarding children - Safeguarding is about every child
In relation to children and young people, safeguarding and promoting their welfare is defined in ‘Working together to safeguard children’ as:
Action may be needed to protect children and young people from specific safeguarding issues such as:
• Abuse: Neglect, physical, sexual and emotional
• Disguised compliance
• Children missing in Education (CME)
• Children who are home schooled (‘Hidden Children’)
• Radicalisation / extremism
• So-called ‘Honour Based’ Violence (HBV)
• Breast Ironing
• Mental health concerns including self-harm
• Bullying including on-line (cyber) bullying and prejudice based bullying
• Racism, disability, homophobic or transphobic abuse
• Gender based violence/violence against women and girls
• Domestic Abuse
• Poor parenting
• Child sexual exploitation and trafficking (CSE)
• The impact of new technologies on sexual behaviour
• Substance misuse
• Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
• Forced marriage
• Fabricated or induced illness
• Faith abuse
• Gangs and youth violence (including Child Criminal Exploitation: County Lines)
• Private fostering
• Sexting (Youth Produced Sexual Imagery)
• Peer on peer abuse • Teenage relationship abuse
• Serious Violent Crime
• Sexual violence
• Sexual harassment
• Children with family members in prison
• Children and the court system
• Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
• Trauma and Attachment issues
• Knife Crime
• County Lines
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will support the school in seeking advice from their local Children’s Social Care MASH Team (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) to help make decisions on the child’s level of need and the appropriate service to refer on for services. The Facilitator will consult with the designated safeguarding lead in school regarding any concerns and provide relevant written statements where needed, to enable the school to seek advice and to discuss the case prior to making any referral for services.
The Online tool Report a child to your local council directs employees to the local children’s social care contact number.
Child protection procedures
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will support
schools in working to the following policy documents in order to support the
protection of pupils who are at risk of significant harm.
Working together to safeguard children (DfE 2018)
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (DfE2015)
The London Safeguarding Children Board child protection procedures
Keeping children safe in education (DFE 2021)
In line with these policies and procedures, SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will:
· Employees and Volunteers should refer to appendix 1 for specific indicators that may suggest a pupil may be at risk of suffering significant harm.
|Date,||Age of child||category of concern (neglect, emotional, physical, sexual, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation)||action taken by school ie: managed internally, consulted CSC but not referred, referred to CSC)|
· A copy of disclosures of abuse made during the programme sessions will be kept by SURVIVORS CAN SHINE, securely stored, for reference if needed for future safeguarding investigations, court cases or serious case reviews.
· Schools will be asked to complete a log record of disclosures/concerns raised through the Shiny’s Message Box or following one of the programme sessions. This will be non-identifiable information.
Age of child
Verbal disclosure or Shiny’s message box
category of concern (neglect, emotional, physical, sexual, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation)
action taken by school ie: managed internally, consulted CSC but not referred, referred to CSC)
All information will be in line with GDPR regulations as stated in the SURVIVORS CAN SHINE GDPR policy.
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE recognises safer recruitment practices are an essential part of creating a safe team to support schools in delivering the ‘I shine, speak out’ programme for children. It is essential to ensure that facilitators and volunteers working within school environments are suitable do to so, and do not pose any kind of risk to children.
ALL staff and volunteers will have enhanced DBS checks.
Employee practice and conduct
Induction and training
Conduct and safe practice
Behaviour management, physical intervention and reasonable force
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will follow the individual school’s behaviour management policy, which has been provided in advance of the programme, which follows government guidance, and any use of physical intervention and restraint will be linked to the implementation of this policy. The SURVIVORS CAN SHINE team are not expected to physically intervene with a pupil and will rely of existing school staff members to manage challenging behaviour in line with their policies and risk assessments.
SURVIVORS CAN SHINE fosters a culture of openness in line with the “Freedom to speak up” review and will put in place strategies and procedures to ensure that employees and volunteers feel enabled to raise concerns relating to the safeguarding of children or poor practice within the organisation that may cause a risk to children.
All employees and volunteers have a legal duty to raise concerns where they feel individuals or schools/colleges are failing to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
In the event that an allegation is made against a member of SURVIVORS CAN SHINE whilst working in a school, the Executive Director and/or nominated Child Protection lead for SURVIVORS CAN SHINE will address this directly with the school leadership team.
In addition, concerns can be directed to the NSPCC Professionals helpline.
An allegation is any information which indicates that a member of the SURVIVORS CAN SHINE team may have:
• Behaved in a way that has, or may have harmed a child
• Possibly committed a criminal offence against/related to a child
• Behaved towards a child or children in a way which indicates s/he would pose a risk of harm if they work regularly or closely with children.
Our contact details
Name: Rosa de Guero
Address: 29b Doynton Street, London N19 5BX
Phone Number: 07878841675
Policy Statement review date – April 2022
The type of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:
Non-identifiable information on concerns raised.
Date Age of child category of concern (neglect, emotional, physical, sexual, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation) action taken by school ie: managed internally, consulted CSC but not referred, referred to CSC)
A copy of disclosures of abuse made during the programme sessions will be kept by SURVIVORS CAN SHINE, securely stored, for reference if needed for future safeguarding investigations, court cases or serious case reviews. The details recorded for this purpose are: Name of school/college the Child/Young Person, attends, Name of child/young person, DOB, Date/Time of Disclosure/concern, details of the concerns/risks (observations, comments or disclosure), actions taken by SURVIVORS CAN SHINE and the school designated safeguarding lead.
For safer recruitment of staff and volunteers going into schools, a single central register is maintained and kept securely. The information held contains; name, DOB, address, picture identification, Advanced DBS, prohibition from teaching check, section 128, right to work in UK.
How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:
· Application process and relevant checks prior to interview.
We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:
· Enhanced DBS checks to ascertain suitability for working with children.
We use the information that you have given us in order to:
· ensure you are not prohibited from working with children
· ensure there have been no concerns from previous employers
· be confident we are not putting children at risk of harm
· ensure there is no transferable risk
· to be compliant with KCSIE 2021
We may share this information with senior leaders or governing board members within the organisation or police if concerns were raised regarding the safety of children you have been in contact with to assist with any investigation needed.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
How we store your personal information
Your information is securely stored with access only available by the Executive Director and Director.
We keep Children’s disclosure information until they are 18. We will then dispose your information by shredding any paper files and permanently deleting electronic files.
We keep staff and volunteer information until they end their contract with the organisation. We will then dispose the information by shredding any paper files and permanently deleting electronic files.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you wish to make a request.
How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to Rosa de Guero, 29b Doynton Street, London, N19 5BX.
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk
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