Safeguarding

Tute is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children​

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All Tute staff, not just teachers, are DBS checked and are trained to identify and report safeguarding concerns.

We believe that safeguarding our students effectively is inherently linked to the creation, implementation and continuous strengthening of a culture where young people and staff feel able and confident to express any concerns.

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How we ensure this

Tute partners with hundreds of local authorities, schools, and non-mainstream settings across the UK and ensures the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children by:

If you have a
safeguarding concern

Ask to speak confidentially to Vanessa Leach, or Rob Hughes, Tute’s designated safeguarding leads

Safeguarding

Tute has robust safeguarding policies and procedures which are updated regularly and in line with legislation and statutory guidance. These set out the procedures to be followed by all staff and teachers if they have a safeguarding concern regarding a child or receive a disclosure from a child.

A Code of Conduct provides practical and clear guidance as to which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided. There is a clear and robust Whistleblowing policy and procedures.

Safeguarding Training and Development

Tute ensures that its staff and teachers receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. In addition, staff and teachers receive safeguarding and child protection updates to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.

 

Organisational Structure and Governance

Vanessa Leach

Managing Director
and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and I am very proud of Tute’s commitment to acknowledge and ensure this.

Everyone in the team, from admin to teachers to board members, understand that safeguarding comes first and that we have a responsibility to the students enrolled to our services.

Rob Hughes

Head of Teaching & Learning
and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

At Tute, we have a key role to play in providing a safe environment for our pupils to learn and development.

As part of our role we ensure all staff are kept up to date with Tute’s safeguarding policies and procedures and we endeavor to promptly refer concerns to the dedicated safeguarding contacts we hold for every pupil learning with Tute.

Recruitment

Tute is fully committed to the principles of safer recruitment, ensuring that safeguarding and promoting the best possible care and welfare of students is central to our recruitment process.

We follow safer recruitment practices for all staff including a range of pre-employment checks such as identity and qualifications, right to work in the UK and references. We commit to carrying out enhanced DBS checks with barred list check on teachers, or in the case of teachers not based in the UK, best available equivalents. All staff must sign up the DBS Update Service.

Our selection processes are based on good practice, selecting the best candidate for the job, ensuring equality and diversity for all applicants while excluding, or rejecting those who may be unsuitable to work with our customer base.

We expect candidates to fully understand their duties and responsibilities in relation to child protection and safeguarding children, and young people, and how it relates to the post for which they have applied.

Tute is also committed to providing a supportive working environment for all members of staff. We recognise that, in order to achieve these aims, it is of fundamental importance to attract, recruit and retain staff who share our commitment.

Tute recognises its employees as being fundamental to its continued success.

You can see our latest vacancies here.

Data Protection

Our Data Pledge and Data Protection and Information Security Policy means that we keep your data secure.

We aim to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill.

You can read our Privacy Policy, including information on cookies, here.

Online Safety

We understand the responsibility to ensure that we are providing an education which includes e-safety, and educate students how to safely use the internet and enable critical thinking to stay safe.

Tute delivers dedicated e-safety lessons as part of the curriculum and includes similarly important topics, into other lessons, where relevant.