Keeping you safe at Kingswood
Kingswood creates and maintains an inspiring and adventurous environment that allows us to improve the lives of young people, whilst protecting them from harm.
Our National Safeguarding Manager
We have a dedicated Safeguarding Manager, Sophie Rahim, who provides specialist oversight, governance and support and provides assistance to our on-centre safeguarding leads.
She helps to ensure helps to ensure we have sector leading training and standards for all our employees.
Robust recruitment policies
We have a clear recruitment, induction and training strategy. We follow safer recruitment best practice and are bench-marked against national standards.
All new staff complete safeguarding training during their induction, have a probationary review within the third month of employment and will then be observed and appraised at regular intervals throughout their period of employment.
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Specialist Safeguarding Trainers
We employ designated safeguarding trainers, and we have committed to having Designated Safeguarding Leads to provide 24 hour cover.
You can find details of who these are for your centre on our Safeguarding information board. There are a minimum of three Designated Safeguarding Leads on each of our centres. We also have an overall company safeguarding lead and deputy safeguarding lead.
Speak up speak out
Our ‘Speak Up Speak Out’ logos appear on the badges of all of our trained team members. Our campaign posters can be found around the centre. We actively encourage young people to voice any concerns and to never be afraid to ask for help.
If anyone has concerns about anyone else's wellbeing or safety whether on a Kingswood centre or not, whilst guests are in our care we encourage openness, we're qualified to listen and we encourage expression - we can either help them seek an appropriate route or point them in the right direction for assistance.
Challenge no badge
We give all our employees (green), party leaders (amber) and site visitors (red) badges so you can easily identify them. We adopt a ‘challenge no badge’ policy and all of our centres have a sign in/sign out process, plus coded gates with intercoms.