Safeguarding Policy

Who we are

This is the privacy Safeguarding Policy for Reach Online Tutoring
Registered office address: 6 Garden Road
Woolmer Green

Phone: 07951195419

Reach Online Tutoring Safeguarding Policy

Updated 13.11.2023
Review date: 13.11.2024

The purpose and aim of this policy statement is to set out Reach Online Tutoring’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and our overarching commitment to keeping children and young people safe. This applies to all tutors, parents and students and anyone working on behalf of Reach Online Tutoring.

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Lindsey Fekete
07951 195419

You might also contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email or Childline on 0800 1111 if you need child protection support and advice.

Legal Framework

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

Policy Statement

We believe everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. We will give equal priority to keeping all children and young people safe regardless of their age, disability,
gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We recognise that some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of discrimination, previous
experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

Reach Online Tutoring will meet our commitment to keeping children safe by:
● Listening to children and respecting them.
● Appointing a designated safeguarding officer who takes lead responsibility for safeguarding at the highest level in the organisation, including writing safeguarding policies and procedures.
● Haveing robust safer recruitment, selection and appointment procedures for staff and tutors.
● Making sure all staff and tutors working on behalf of Reach Online Tutoring understand and follow the safeguarding and child protection procedures, including knowing what to do in the event of a safeguarding concern.
● Ensuring children, young people and their families know about the organisation's safeguarding and child protection policies and what to do if they have a concern.
● Developing and maintaining a culture of vigilance within all areas of the organisation’s work.
● Handling allegations or incidents in accordance with policies and procedures, including reporting to the relevant authorities.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

Where a child is identified at immediate risk of harm then a tutor will immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, who will in turn contact the police. In circumstances where
the DSL is not immediately contactable, the tutor will call the police directly using 999.

All safeguarding concerns must be reported to Reach Online Tutors’s Designated Safeguarding Officer as soon as possible so we can investigate fully.

All safeguarding concerns will be investigated within 1 working day of Reach Online Tutoring receiving the report.

If a child tells you they are experiencing abuse, it’s important to reassure them that they’ve done the right thing in telling you. Make sure they know that abuse is never their fault. Never
promise a child that you will keep the things they’re telling you a secret. Explain that you need to share what they’ve told you with someone who will be able to help.

Any concerns must be kept confidential and should not be discussed with anyone other than the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Any written information regarding a disclosure or
concerns must be recorded by the Designated Safeguarding Lead following the NSPCC’s Child protection records and storage guidelines. Any reports should be objective and detailed.

Reach Online Tutoring will deal appropriately and promptly with all allegations or concerns and refer any about its staff or tutors immediately to the appropriate Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in accordance with local safeguarding procedures and guidance.

If considered necessary and appropriate, Reach Online Tutors will immediately suspend tuition, pending investigation.

Safer Recruitment

Specific vetting procedures will be carried out to ensure that all tutors are qualified and suitable as far as can be reasonably ascertained.

These include:
● Proof of photo identification.
● Proof of relevant qualifications and experience
● An Enhanced DBS Check with Barring check which is less than 12 months old, or be signed up to the DBS Update Service.
● Tutors who have taught or reside in Scotland, Wales, NI or abroad may be subject to additional checks.
● A minimum of 2 reference checks from previous employment, an academic source or a recognised professional who has been known to the applicant for a minimum of two years.

Relevant Documents

NSPCC Child protection records retention and storage guidelines

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (DfE Guidance)

Equality Act 2010