Barnes Educational Services (BARNES) is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and
young people in its care and expects all employees and host
families to share this commitment.
The safety and welfare of children, or Child Protection, means
protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or
neglect as enshrined in the Children's Act 1989.
We aim to ensure that all students in our care experience a
caring and secure environment at all times in which they feel safe,
respected and valued as individuals.
BARNES will take all reasonable measures to:
- Help to safeguard the student's interests by ensuring a safe
- Treat all students with care and respect and free from
- Protect each student from any form of abuse from other adults
- Provide host families with a copy of BARNES' Child Protection
- Maintain links and work closely with Agencies who have a
statutory responsibility to deal with child welfare and child
- Offer guidance to students to enable early detection of
incidents of abuse.
- Be alert to signs of abuse within BARNES, the host family
environment or within the school/college attended by the
- In order to maintain student welfare as the top priority,
promote an environment of trust, openness and clear
- Ensure that BARNES employees and host family members over the
age of 18 years who come into direct contact with students are
formally screened through the completion of an Enhanced DBS check
and are recruited using safe recruitment practices.
- Have at least one Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP) for
child protection available at all times who has received Child
Protection training to a minimum of level 2.
- Respond to any reported allegation or suspicion of child abuse
in an appropriate manner, informing all relevant external agencies
If you have any reason to believe that a child in your care is
suffering from any form of abuse or neglect then please report it
immediately in confidence to either of the following Designated
Ric Carby - +44 (0) 7748 113782
Rachel Carby - +44 (0) 117 904 1137
BARNES Safeguarding policy is reviewed annually to ensure it
remains fit for purpose.
In today's electronic world protecting children online is a key
area for concern. BARNES offers the following advice since the
online world can be quite different to the real world:
- Remember that once you have posted a picture online anyone can
share it or edit it.
- Avoid giving out your personal details or pictures to online
friends until you know them in person, whilst always remembering
that it is easy to share details quickly online.
- Not everything you see is a true reflection of reality. Don't
get hung up on posts about people's 'perfect' lives or bodies.
- People are not always who they say they are and so be careful
how much you share and don't meet up with them alone.
- Don't say something online that you wouldn't be comfortable
saying face to face with someone (including during live
conversations over the internet which can be recorded). Posting
threats or abuse can cause serious emotional harm to someone and
might be reported to CEOP leading to you getting into serious
- Watch out for people trying to attract you into extreme
thoughts and ideas. Many terrorists were first radicalised online
by people they trusted.
- Don't open files from people you don't know; it could be a
virus, something that gets access to all your information or
- Spam/Junk email & texts: don't believe it, reply to it or
If you feel uncomfortable talk to your host family or call us
The following sites provide excellent advice that's worth
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