Our Safeguarding Standard Operating Procedure
The Learning Enterprise (TLE) takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults. The purpose of this Safeguarding Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to provide a clear direction to colleagues and others about expected behaviour when dealing with safeguarding concerns. The intention of this SOP is to make explicit TLE’s commitment to the development and implementation of good safeguarding practice and sound procedures to ensure that safeguarding concerns, referrals and monitoring are handled sensitively and professionally. TLE is committed to ensuring that effective safeguarding systems and processes are in place to safeguard all learners, children and adults as outlined in this SOP which is underpinned by the overarching Freedom to Speak policy and Virgin Care safeguarding adults and children policies.
TLE has a statutory duty to ensure that all learners, children, young people, and adults with care and support needs are safe in accordance with Virgin Care safeguarding policies and current legislation such as, The Children’s Act 1989 and the Children’s Act 2004 and Keeping children safe in education, statutory guidance for schools and education (DfE 2018) issued under section 175 of the Education Act 2002. This SOP has been written following guidance within “Working Together to Safeguard Children” 2018, and the Care Act 2014 which defines adults that require safeguarding as being those who have care and support needs and cannot protect themselves from harm.