Safeguarding in schools
Safeguarding legislation applies to all schools, including independent schools, although it is enacted through different Acts. Keeping Children Safe in Education says ‘it is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
All students under 18 are protected
All students under the age of 18 are children under UK law. The rules are the same for all nationalities, even if a student is considered an adult in their home country.
All-Star Guardianship's commitment to Safeguarding International Students
· Read and understand the school/university's safeguarding policy
· Ensure parents/carers and students know what to expect to avoid misunderstandings
· Provide the school/university with up to date information including parental consent forms, emergency contact numbers and student medical information
· Work closely with the school/university staff - their policies and practices exist to make sure students are safe and happy, and they have overall responsibility and duty of care for any student
· Carry out full compliancy checks on host families and anyone else who may have duties involving the student