Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Statement

TutorHero believes that the welfare and protection of the children we work with is of paramount consideration. TutorHero abides by the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and are committed to safeguarding practice that reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice requirements.

  • We recognise the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take.
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
  • We recognise that all TutorHero employees have an active part to play in protecting children from harm.

The internet is an amazing resource, providing great educational websites, games and entertainment for children. For most children, using technology is second nature, so it’s important to talk about online safety at home. The links below include some great suggestions about how to talk to your children, using age-appropriate language, about how to stay safe online.

NSPCC

The NSPCC and O2 have teamed up to create Net Aware. Net Aware have reviewed the most popular apps, games and social media sites that your children may be using. This guide helps you to decide whether it’s appropriate for your child to be using these sites, keeping them safe online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/

They have also developed 8 tips for keeping your children safe online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/8-tips-for-keeping-your-kids-safe-online-during-lockdown/

Here are some helpful tips from the NSPCC for talking to your child about online safety.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips, advice, guidance and resources to help keep your child safe online.  

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Think U Know

ThinkUKnow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency. The website includes short videos and storybooks for parents and carers to watch with their children, all about online safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends/

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