Safeguarding is a broad term which means “looking after”, and it can apply to children or vulnerable adults. For our purposes it covers everything from making sure children know their way around the city to checking that all members of staff are suitable to work in a school. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, which means that everyone who works with children and vulnerable adults has a duty to protect them and promote their welfare.

We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously, and make every effort to ensure the children in our care are well looked after. Every member of staff is Enhanced DBS checked receives Level 1 Safeguarding Training, a core team of permanent staff are trained to Level 2, and Safeguarding Leads are trained to Level 3. All homestay providers, activity leaders, and transport providers also undergo Basic Awareness training and suitability checks and are briefed on their responsibilities.