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Learninet Safeguarding Policy

Establishing a Clear Framework:

Outlining the Purposes and Scope of Learninet's Policies

        This policy statement aims to ensure that Learninet provides a safe and secure environment for all children and young people.

       The policy outlines our commitment to protecting children and young people from any form of harm, exploitation or abuse. We will only recruit and employ staff and volunteers who share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting children's and young people's welfare.

       We will provide training and support to staff and volunteers to help them understand and fulfil their responsibilities in keeping children and young people safe.


          This policy is applicable to all individuals working on behalf of Learninet, including senior managers, paid staff, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff, and students.

Legal framework

          This policy has been drawn up based on legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in the United Kingdom. A summary of the key legislation is available from

The policy:


We believe that:

  • children, young people and adult should never experience abuse of any kind

  • we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and adult, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take

  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse

  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues

  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will seek to keep children, young and adult people safe by:


On the Learninet Platform:

  • having a safe and confidential method for children to report problems which are constantly monitored via our Support page in lessons and Problem Reports on the Learninet platform

  • making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern

  • ensuring that any concerns are escalated to the appropriate authorities

  • valuing, listening to and respecting children

  • developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures

  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently

  • recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance

  • using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately

  • using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately

  • creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise

  • ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place

  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance

  • building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns


Contact details

Nominated child protection lead


Name: Ali Javidmehr


NSPCC Helpline 

Help for adults concerned about a child
Call us on 0808 800 5000


Help for children and young people
Call Childline on 0800 1111

This policy statement came into force on 01/04/2022. We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy statement and accompanying procedures were last reviewed on 02/11/2022.

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