We have high standards for all involved with NSI and think it’s important to make our policies available for the whole community via our website.

Child Protection Policy – Covid-19 Annex 1

We have updated our Child Protection Policy in line with Covid-19. Whilst the school’s Child Protection Policy is fundamentally the same: children and young people always come first, staff should respond robustly to safeguarding concerns and contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead in line with our established safeguarding procedure.

This annex sets out some of the adjustments we are making in line with the changed arrangements in the school and following advice from government and local agencies.

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Antibullying Policy

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our young people so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.  Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our provision. If bullying does occur, all young people and staff should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  We are a TELLING provision.  This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff. It is very important that everyone involved in the life of this provision understands that harmful behaviour such as bullying (including cyberbullying) will not be tolerated. NSI’s aim, as well as that of the LA, is simply to ‘End Bullying’.

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Data Protection Policy

Northcott Supported Internships collects and uses personal information about staff, young people, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the provision. We use this personal information to provide education and for functions associated with the running of our provision.

We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Details of the information we hold and the purposes we use it for can be found on the ICO’s online Data Protection Register at www.ico.org.uk.

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Freedom of Information Policy

Northcott Supported Internships is a public authority that must comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). This policy outlines our approach to dealing with FOI requests. Requests relating to air, water, land, the natural world or the built environment are subject to the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and will also be dealt with under this policy.

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Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

We believe that equality at our provision should permeate all aspects of NSI life and is the responsibility of every member of NSI and wider community. Every member of the NSI community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.

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Complaints Procedure

It is in everyone’s interest that complaints are resolved at the earliest possible stage. Taking informal concerns seriously at the earliest stage will reduce the numbers that develop into formal complaints. In most cases the class teacher will receive the first approach and it would be helpful if issues were resolved as soon as practicable.

The complaints procedure is a forum for dealing with complaints by parents/carers or members of the general public.

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