The purpose of this policy statement is:
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.
WE BELIEVE THAT:
WE RECOGNISE THAT:
WE WILL SEEK TO KEEP CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SAFE BY:
HOW WE DEAL WITH DISCLOSURES FROM YOUNG PEOPLE
We will endeavour to listen carefully to the young person, and involve their family or an appropriate adult where possible. We 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 WE DEAL WITH CONCERNS ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE
We may become aware of concerns through the young person, the family, or a third party. We 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, we will contact the police on 999. We may contact the NSPCC for advice on 0808 800 5000, and/or we may contact the local authority to report our concerns.
Whilst we follow GDPR regulations and are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ZA824422), we will share concerns with the appropriate authorities if a young person or family is at risk.
All instructors working with Herts Driver Training have an enhanced DBS check regularly, as part of their registration with the DVSA.
All instructors must report any offences, allegations, or concerns, immediately to Herts Driver Training and the DVSA, who will deal with each report individually, with an absolute priority to protect all customers, including children and young people.
TRAINING AND GUIDANCE
Herts Driver Training provide guidance as well as encouraging safeguarding training. Ongoing support and guidance are given through Herts Driver Training, with additional support from 3rd parties where needed.