Keeping Young People Safe

Keeping young people safe is a fundamental aspect to our work at Owlswick.

All young people have an individual care plan, a safety plan, and a behaviour management plan (including appropriate risk assessments reflecting needs/abilities and levels of understanding), there are regularly reviewed.

Within the education curriculum and through our key working, health and safety conversations with the young people we focus on the following risks and how to keep themselves safe (this is not an exhaustive list):

Risk Assessments

Each young person has a personalised risk assessment which is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. This assessment considers risks which are pertinent to the young person, and how staff at Owlswick will mitigate against these in order to keep the individual safe. Risk assessments are carried out when assessing all activities internally or outside of Owlswick. Assessments are overseen by our qualified Health and Safety lead.

Staff

Owlswick operates safe recruitment practices following the Children’s Homes Regulations and NASS recruitment principles.

All members of staff are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and three references before formally taking up their post.

Staff receive training in Safeguarding and Child Protection, and the teams regularly review safety procedures.