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.
- 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
- LIYSF values, respects and listens to students
- 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
- This policy applies to all LIYSF staff
- We will take measures to ensure our policy is communicated to students, parents and staff appropriately.
- 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
- LIYSF is committed to safe staff recruitment, selection and vetting
- 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
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.
- Students are allocated a staff buddy who will be their initial contact person and will check in with them daily.
- At all LIYSF programmed events there is always an LIYSF staff member present.
- Frequent checks are made on students by means of our attendance check system at plenary lectures, with follow-ups if a student is not 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.
- If a student wishes to deviate from the main programme, they must advise their buddy and leave with at least one other student.
- 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.
- LIYSF can help students that must take prescribed medication and provide support and fridges where possible. Parents should in this case contact us with information in English and a letter from their doctor.
- Students are accommodated in single-gender, shared bedrooms that are locked and used by LIYSF students only.
- An LIYSF staff member resides in each accommodation used during LIYSF (typically 5-8 staff per residence).
- Each residence used has a manned 24hr reception, with trained venue staff.
- 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.
- If a student has a learning or special need, please advise us and we will endeavour to do all that we can to help.
- LIYSF has made available a 24hr multi-faith prayer room that all students may use.
- 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.