Agents at StudyWorld will be able to book one-to-one meetings with our safeguarding experts, who will offer practical safeguarding information and suggestions to help you keep your young learners safe.
Topics can include police checks for group leaders, curfew times, risk assessments, parental consent, suitable accommodation – anything at all about how to look after under-18s as safely as possible.
The UK has some of the world's strictest rules on looking after under-18s, covering everything from teachers and carers to risk assessments. This means learning in the UK is a very safe experience for young students. But parents, agents and even educators sometimes have questions about how safeguarding works.
It is really important that agents understand the UK's safeguarding laws and the British Council's accreditation guidelines, so that they can tell young students and their parents what to expect.
Safeguarding trainer Kevin O'Donnell stresses the importance of staying up to date on the guidance: "It's a constantly evolving area as it responds to new concerns. Online safety is a big area now. Also, over the next few years I think providers will pay greater attention to transgender issues."
"Our aim through the clinic is to help educators and their partners understand how to work together to safeguard young learners. We welcome anyone at StudyWorld who has questions regarding young learners, vulnerable adults, inspection criteria, and safeguarding in general. We look forward to meeting you."
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