Safeguarding Policy

Education Buying Group Ltd sets out is policy around safeguarding here. We understand the responsibility we have as a public body working with schools and educational institutions to safeguard everyone involved in or affected by our actions as an organisation, especially children. This policy is based on the Department for Education’s statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2020. We will also, as a minimum, take every action necessary to comply with all legislation and guidance in this area, as well as considering the individual needs and policies of schools and educational institutions. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. 

It is important to Us that concerns around safeguarding are taken seriously. Any concerns should be made or filed in writing and should be dealt with appropriately and as soon as reasonably practicable. Responsibility for this lies with the Director and the Director(s) should be made aware of any concerns raised regarding safeguarding as soon as possible. A confidential record of these concerns should be kept and maintained. 

We also commit to following safe recruitment procedures, including vetting employees, companies and suppliers who may come in to contact with schools or children through their work with us; and, asking third-parties, suppliers and other persons or organisations that are introduced to You through Us to agree to maintaining a thorough vetting procedure as well. 

We also commit to take every reasonable action to ensure we and all third-parties: 

a)               Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out.

b)               Make sure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities.

c)               Report concerns promptly.

d)               Be alert to the signs and symptoms of abuse.

e)               Make provision for whistleblowing, which is detailed in our “Whistleblowing Policy”.

f)                Tell staff you have an open-door policy.

g)               Cooperate with investigations by Adult Social Care. 

h)         Support any protection plan put in place. 

Any changes to our Safeguarding Policy will be immediately posted on Our Site. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date. This Safeguarding Policy was last updated on 28 July 2021.