Cathy Stidworthy Driving School - Driving Instructor for Driving Lessons East Grinstead, Lingfield, Forest Row, Copthorne, Crawley Down
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Cancellations & Punctuality
Payment & Refunds
Accidents & The Law
The purpose of this policy statement is:
- To protect children and young people who receive Cathy Stidworthy's Driving School services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use my service.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation is available from nspcc.org.uk/learning.
I believe that:
-Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind.
-I have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
I recognise that:
-The welfare of children and young people is paramount in the work I do and in all the decisions I take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
-Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their lack of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
-Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people's welfare.
I will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
-Valuing, listening to and respecting them.
-Adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice throughout my policies.
-Recording, storing and using information professionally and securely in line with data protection legislation and guidance.
-Making sure that children, young people and their families know what to do if they have a concern. Using safeguarding and protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, where there is risk of harm.
-Ensuring that I have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.
How I deal with disclosures from young people
I will endeavour to listen carefully to the young person and involve their family or an appropriate adult where possible. I will seek to offer the most appropriate support, to gain advice from the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 where needed and to contact the relevant agencies where appropriate.
How I deal with concerns about young people
I may become aware of concerns through the young person, the family, or a third party. I will endeavour to listen to all concerns and take the most appropriate action where the risk to a young person is immediate or life threatening, I will contact the police on 999. I may contact the NSPCC for advice on 0808 800 5000, and/or I may contact the local authority to report my concerns. Whilst I follow GDPR regulations, I will share concerns with the appropriate authorities if a young person or family is at risk.
Photography and sharing images
Cathy Stidworthy Driving School will always ask permission before taking and sharing images. These images will be of when pupils pass their driving test, and I recognise that some pupils will be under 18 years old. No pass photos will be taken or shared without verbal or written consent from the young person, or any other pupil. If I am in any doubt that the young person is unsure of what they are agreeing to, I will not take or share any pass photos.
Name: Cathy StidworthyText: 07769 595405Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
This policy was last reviewed on 15 February 2021