SAFEGUARDING

Equal Education (EE) strives to be a place which centres the protection of its members – especially those who are children – at all times.

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Setting out the framework for achieving this is our Safeguarding Policy. This applies to all staff, volunteers, partner organisations, and external service providers who come into contact with Equalisers (this includes both all learners and EE learner members).

A policy of this nature cannot cover every scenario nor can it be sufficient to expect safeguarding to happen purely because such a policy exists. Guarding against wrongdoing and reporting misconduct must become part of the culture of EE. Such a culture means being conscious of always ensuring that EE is a safe and welcoming environment for all, where behaviour that harms others is not accepted. Part of maintaining such a culture is providing safeguarding training to those who interact with Equalisers, consistently communicating our values, organising in an inclusive manner, considering how our activities are run, and considering how we generally treat each other. It is also intervening when we see that others may be considering unacceptable conduct and holding them to account if unacceptable conduct occurs.

Nevertheless, staff/volunteers and external individuals engaging with Equalisers are expected to act within the word, spirit and intent of this policy; with strict consequences detailed in the policy when behaviour does not meet the requisite standard.

PRINCIPLES FOR A SAFE AND WELCOMING WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Principles For A Safe and Welcoming Work Environment are principles agreed upon by all EE staff for cultivating a positive, vibrant, and secure work environment where all EE staff members can make their contribution to the struggle for equal and quality education for all with the support of their colleagues.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY

EE’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policy further clarifies EE staff’s obligations in maintaining a safe working environment. It also details the complainant-centred values that underpin the handling of any complaint made under the policy.

REPORTING OF WRONGDOING

To report wrongdoing experienced or witnessed at EE, please click here.

RELEVANT POLICIES:

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SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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PRINCIPLES FOR A SAFE AND WELCOMING WORK ENVIRONMENT

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY

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