Mid Tendring Education Partnership fully recognises its responsibility for protecting and safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk. We acknowledge our responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect people from harm, abuse or exploitation
Mid Tendring Education Partnership has a responsibility of care towards children and vulnerable adults. Having safeguards in place within an organisation not only protects and promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, but also enhances the confidence of staff, trustees, volunteers, managers, parents/carers and the general public. Protecting children from abuse and neglect, preventing impairment of health and development, and ensuring they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy, which includes the names of our designated Child Protection Officers can be found by on the password protected Policy section of this website.
To comply with national safeguarding children and adult requirements, Mid Tendring Education Partnership (MTEP) as a Commissioner, has a responsibility to ensure that safeguarding is reflected within all our services in line with the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET 2016) multi agency child protection procedures
- Ensure that our Safeguarding Policy is made available to parents and carers upon request.
- Ensure that all Staff, Directors & Service Providers are fully vetted to make sure they are safe to work with the students who attend our services.
- Ensure that all Staff, Directors & Service Providers follow the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Procedures (SET 2016) for handling allegations of abuse made against members of staff, other adults or children.
- Ensure that Staff & Commissioned Service Providers undertake three yearly ECC Compliant Safeguarding Training , and DBS Checks in line with recommended Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board guidelines.
DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION CO-ORDINATOR
NAME: Julia Hunt
CONTACT NUMBER: 01206 302719
KEY CONTACTS WITHIN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY
The Family Operations Hub is available for advice and consultation on Child Protection matters: 0345 603 7627
The Essex SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN’S BOARD is also able to provide advice and consultancy to educational settings: 0333 0138936
REFERRAL INTO CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE
Where schools have URGENT and IMMEDIATE concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person during office hours telephone 0345 603 7627
Please Click to View Hub Process Map: cfh-process-map-v20
To make URGENT referrals OUT OF OFFICE HOURS telephone 0345 606 1212
For all NON – URGENT referrals and enquiries telephone 0845 603 7627
FORS FORM – Please Visit Website : https://www.essexeffectivesupport.org.uk/