This policy applies to all staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers. Its purpose is to:
For the purposes of this policy, a child is under the age of 18 (as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child). Workfinder believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, and to keep them safe. We are committed to carrying out our work in a way that protects them.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
Should work experience hosts visit schools, the school’s own safeguarding policies would take precedence for any visitors.
For businesses hosting young people for work experience through Workfinder, our terms and conditions include a requirement that ensures that the young person ‘is properly supervised and appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks have been carried out’. This does not necessarily require DBS checks to be undertaken by all work experience hosts but they are required where necessary, for example, if there is any likelihood of an adult being alone with a young person.
No member of staff should take photographs or film footage of children or young people without written permission from the adult responsible for them. You can find a template 'Photography and Filming Consent Form' here.
Designated Safeguarding Officer: Suzie Campbell
Contact details can be provided by Suzie Campbell on request.