safeguarding policy Umutara Demonstration center for the deaf




this was aimed:

To make sure that all staff are aware of their responsibility for the safety and well-being of the child and young person in our care.

To make sure that at the beginning of each term, all pupils are reminded that they have a duty of care to themselves and each other and must report any concerns they have to a member of staff. 

To make sure that appropriate action is taken quickly when safeguarding problems arise.

To make sure that all staff are trained to recognise and how to report safeguarding issues.

Different areas were explained including

Abuse – This is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any other person or persons.  Abuse can be deliberate or unintentional.

  1. a.      Physical

This can involve hitting, shaking, and inappropriate restraint.

  1. b.      Psychological

This includes emotional abuse, threats of harm, isolation, humiliation, controlling, harassment, verbal (signed) abuse, bullying.

  1. c.       Financial

This includes theft, misuse of property and exploitation of vocational profits from students who are working in the vocational programme.

  1. d    Sexual

This includes forcing or enticing a young person to take part in a sexual act or to observe sexual behaviour even if the person is aware of what they are doing.

  1. e.      Neglect

The persistent failure to provide the basic physical and psychological needs of an individual.  Failure to provide sufficient food, clothing and shelter.  Failure to protect from physical harm or to provide adequate supervision.