The Junior Lawyers Club Safeguarding Policy:
The JLC believes that everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, and signs to CASPAR – the official data base for updating best practice.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
- Valuing, listening to and respecting them;
- Recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
- Recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data legislation and guidance
- Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
All JLC tutors have to complete our JLC Teacher Training scheme, devised in consultation with our Board of Professional Advisors, and receive ongoing feedback and supervision. All tutors follow the detailed tutor notes in our workshops to ensure the material is delivered in a uniform manner. All tutors undergo DBS checks.
JLC Behaviour Code:
In order to ensure a productive learning environment in our workshops, all participants in our workshops are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct:
JLC CODE OF CONDUCT
Each of our workshops is designed as a series of fast-paced, timed activities. In order to attend the workshops we require all participants to follow these 3 rules:
- To listen in silence when the tutor gives instructions and feedback and to follow tutor instructions promptly
- To listen respectfully to other children when it is their turn to speak.
- To have fun and learn new skills!
Online safety policy
Our tutors running the online sessions are all DBS checked and will have completed a JLC online training course. We aim for a minimum ratio of one tutor for every six children. Our workshop settings block screen-sharing by participants or unsupervised chat boxes.
Some short activities within our workshops may involve children working in small groups unsupervised for one or two minutes, while they prepare arguments or answers to team challenges, in virtual ‘breakout rooms’.
We expect a parent or guardian to be vigilant during the session, to control what is showing in the background of their child’s video to ensure nothing inappropriate is said or shown on screen. Parents will remain responsible for their children during the online workshops.
Please ensure your child does not record or takes screenshots of the online sessions, or reveal any personal details about themselves to the other participants.
Online Booking Condition
We expect a parent or guardian to be vigilant, to control what is showing in the background of their child’s video to ensure nothing inappropriate is said or shown on screen. Parents will remain responsible for their children during the online workshops
Duty of Parents/Guardian:
Please note that whilst parents/guardians are welcome to leave the premises during workshop times, we provide supervision for the children within the classroom and within the workshop times only. Please note that children who need to leave the classroom for any reason will not be supervised. If you choose to leave the venue, please ensure you make arrangements with your child for where and when you collect them, and that you are happy for your child to use the toilets in the venue, unaccompanied, should they need them. Should it be the case that we are required to supervise children beyond the workshop times, then we reserve the right to claim any additional expenses and losses.
Photography and filming policy in the workshops
Please note that some of our workshop activities are filmed/photographed for responsible marketing and staff training purposes. We will never publish names of children in any of the photos, but sometimes locations may be indicated. A child, parent or guardian will always be able to request images to be taken down from our online social platforms or from any future marketing material.