It is the policy of Solihull Islamic Education Academy Ltd. to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All our staff must read, understand and sign the below document to work with us. Please also note that all out staff have had a full CRB check.
The Solihull Islamic Education Academy Ltd. is committed to:
- taking into account in all its considerations and activities the interests and well-being of young people;
- respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom it is working;
- taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse;
- promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a relationship of trust.
All adults aged eighteen or over, no matter what their role or involvement within the group, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.
WORKING SAFELY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
As adults working with young people, we have a responsibility to ensure that young people are protected from harm. It is the responsibility of each adult to ensure that:
- their behaviour is appropriate at all times;
- they observe the rules established for the safety and security of young people;
- they follow the procedures following suspicion, disclosure or allegation of child abuse;
- they recognise the position of trust in which they have been placed;
- in every respect, the relationships they form with young people on their care are appropriate.
All Adults who wish to work with young people, must accept and understand this policy. They must also agree to put the Group’s policy on child protection into practice.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
- DO put this code into practice at all times;
- DO treat everyone with dignity and respect;
- DO set an example you would wish others to follow;
- DO treat all young people equally, showing no favouritism;
- DO plan activities that involve more than one other person being present, or at least are within sight and hearing of others;
- DO follow recommended adult/young people ratios for meetings and activities;
- DO respect a young person’s right to personal privacy;
- DO avoid unacceptable situations within a relationship of trust;
- DO allow young people to talk about any concerns they may have;
- DO encourage others to challenge any attitudes or behaviours they do not like;
- DO avoid being drawn into inappropriate attention seeking behaviour e.g. tantrums and crushes;
- DOmake everyone aware of the Group’s child protection procedures – young people, parents/careers, young leaders and other helpers;
- DO remember this code even at sensitive moments e.g. when responding to bullying, bereavement or abuse;
- DO keep other Leaders informed of where you are and what you are doing;
- DO remember someone else might misinterpret your actions, no matter how well-intentioned;
- DO take any allegations or concerns of abuse seriously and refer immediately.
- DO NOT trivialise abuse;
- DO NOT form a relationship with a young person that is an abuse of trust;
- DO NOT permit abusive peer activities e.g. initiation ceremonies, bullying;
- DO NOT engage in inappropriate behaviour or contact. physical, verbal, sexual;
- DO NOT play physical contact games with young people;
- DO NOT make suggestive remarks or threats to a young person, even in fun;
- DO NOT use inappropriate language. writing, phoning, email or internet;
- DO NOT let allegations, suspicions, or concerns about abuse go unreported;
- DO NOT just rely on your good name to protect you.