The statement of Languages United's Safeguarding policy can be read below. The full policy and details of its implementation are available on request:
Languages United provides language courses to students of all ages, both individuals and groups. Many students are under-18, and the school is committed to providing the highest standards of care to ensure the safety of these students at all times throughout their stay with the school.
This policy is addressed to all members of staff and volunteers, is available to parents and host families on request and is published on the school's website. It applies wherever staff or volunteers are working with students even where this is away from the school, for example at an activity centre, or on a trip.
Every student should feel safe and protected from any form of abuse which in this policy means any kind of neglect, non-accidental physical injury, sexual exploitation or emotional ill treatment.
Languages United is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (that is children under the age of 18) whatever race, nationality, gender or religion they belong to. Languages United expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This safeguarding policy details the policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of students and protect them from harm.
Languages United will take reasonable measures to:
Every complaint or suspicion of abuse from within or outside the School will be taken seriously and in all proper circumstances will be referred to an external agency such as the social services of the local authority, the child protection unit of the police or the NSPCC. In each of these cases the matter will be referred by the Designated Safeguarding Person to the Local Authority Designated Officer, LADO.
Languages United's safeguarding policies are based on the Department for Education's advice for schools.