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L I Y S F

The health, safety and security of our students and staff is our first priority. At LIYSF we have a rigorous and independently verified safety assessment protocol.

Safety is of paramount importance at LIYSF. We work closely with our suppliers to maintain and improve safety standards wherever possible. Through our assessment process and ‘TravelSafe’ safety management programme, we actively seek good practice in health and safety and we do our best to ensure that our event is as safe and trouble-free as we can make it.

  • LIYSF is committed to providing an environment that is safe and supportive and safeguards and promotes the welfare of all our students, within a culture that allows all to feel confident about raising concerns about their own and others’ safety and well-being
  • LIYSF takes all reasonable steps to ensure that staff working within the organisation are competent and safe, by following stringent recruitment procedures, providing training, enforcing a staff code of conduct and having clear procedures to follow when concerns are raised. 
  • LIYSF recognises that all students have an equal right to protection and we are committed to applying the standards laid out in our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure consistently, regardless of gender, age, disability, culture, language, racial or social origin, religious belief or sexual orientation/identity. For more information about safeguarding at LIYSF please contact [email protected]
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LIYSF STUDENT PROTECTION POLICY

LIYSF recognises that the care, protection and welfare of all our participants is paramount and that they have the right to be protected from all types of harm.

Below is our student protection policy (child protection policy) that applies to all participants, regardless of whether they are under or over 18 years old –

  • All concerns, and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously by LIYSF and responded to appropriately – this may require a referral to children’s social care services, the independent Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against staff and other volunteers, and in emergencies, the police.
  • The welfare of any student attending LIYSF is paramount. LIYSF is committed to student protection and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. This policy is in place to protect all students attending LIYSF.
  • No student or group of students attending LIYSF will be treated any less favourably than others in being able to access services that meet their particular needs.
  • All students without exception, have the right to protection from LIYSF from abuse regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs.
  • The policy is reviewed regularly, approved and endorsed by the Director: Mr. Richard Myhill
  • We will take measures to ensure our policy is communicated to students, parents and staff appropriately.
  • LIYSF is committed to safe staff recruitment, selection and vetting.
  • LIYSF values, respects and listens to students.
  • LIYSF acts in accordance with 1989 and 2004 Children Acts (UK) and latest legislation, guidelines and policies.
  • LIYSF acts in adherence to Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989.
  • This policy applies to all LIYSF staff.

Anti-discrimination and bullying policy

LIYSF has an anti-discrimination and bullying policy in place.

LIYSF is committed to student safety with many policies in place, including:

  • Emergency procedures, which all LIYSF staff are trained in.
  • During LIYSF there is at least one first aider present.
  • A 24/7 Emergency telephone number is available throughout with trained staff on-site.
  • All students are issued with a lanyard which must be worn at all times, this has key emergency information on it.
  • At all LIYSF programmed events there is always an LIYSF staff member present.
  • LIYSF has a dedicated Student Welfare Officer and an anti-discrimination and bullying policy.
  • At the event, there is a member of the LIYSF team who is trained as a mental health first aider.
  • Each student must agree to our code of conduct, which aims to prevent bullying and harassment.
  • LIYSF has checked all venues that we use/visit to ensure all have appropriate insurance cover.
  • LIYSF has conducted/requested risk assessments where appropriate.
  • Responsible on-site person is: Richard Myhill. If a student has a problem, they should talk to a member of staff immediately. Students may always approach directly Richard Myhill. If a student feels unable to discuss their issue with an LIYSF staff member, we can help them call Childline – 0800 1111.
  • LIYSF provides meals throughout (choice at each meal, always including a vegetarian choice) and caters, where possible, to dietary needs – if a student has a concern, please advise LIYSF staff immediately to help.
  • LIYSF has made available a 24hr multi- faith prayer room that all students may use.
  • If a student has a learning or special need, please advise us and we will endeavour to do all that we can to help.
  • Each residence used has a manned 24hr reception, with trained venue staff.
  • An LIYSF staff member resides in each accommodation used during LIYSF (typically 5-8 staff per residence).

Infection Prevention Policy

To reduce the risk of infection all persons should:

  • Wear an approved facemask, following guidance and changing at regular intervals.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or using alcohol hand rub containing 60% alcohol at regular intervals, after using public transport, after toileting and always before food.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, or who appears unwell.
  • If you feel unwell, stay in your room, notify your group leader. Contact local healthcare provider, checking online information first.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue to hand, cough into the bend of your elbow.
  • Ensure frequently touched items and surfaces e.g. door handles, light switches, taps are cleaned and disinfected.
  • Avoid visiting live bird and animal markets, backyard or commercial poultry farms and do not touch wild or domestic birds (alive or dead).
  • Avoid any contact with animals, birds or surfaces that may be contaminated with animal or bird dropping.
  • Avoid eating or handling undercooked or raw meat including poultry, egg or duck dishes.
  • Avoid sharing personal items.

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