MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH
The safety and welfare of our students is our top priority and Loxdale English Centre has a strong support system with dedicated staff to ensure that we meet the needs of all our students.
Upon arrival, you will receive a contact card which has the home and mobile telephone numbers of Anna Thatcher, our Principal, and Karen Lilley, our Accommodation and Welfare Officer. This means that, in an emergency, you can contact somebody 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support and care.
We understand that both you and your parents may feel nervous when you are travelling without them. You will find that you are surrounded by people who want to help you and make you feel happy and confident. A number of our staff are qualified in First Aid and welfare. Anna (Principal), Karen and Jodie (our two Accommodation and Welfare Officers) will see you every day and you are encouraged to let them know if you are feeling worried or nervous or just have a good idea or suggestion about the course. You can also always talk to your hosts, teachers or social organisers who will do their best to help you and make you feel better.
Loxdale English Centre does all it can to ensure that we have a safe and supervised learning environment for our students so that you can feel relaxed and just concentrate on having fun.
For safety reasons we ask that parents of all children aged 13 to 17 years please fill in this Parent Activity Policy Form and send/e-mail it to Loxdale English Centre before the course starts.
Children aged 8 to 11 years will never be allowed to go alone on any trip or activity at any time.
Children aged 12 years will never be allowed to go alone on any trip or activity at any time but, if their parents have allowed them to stay in host family accommodation, they will walk to and from School alone.
For safety reasons we ask that parents of all children aged 8 to 17 years please fill in this Medical Safety Form and send/e-mail it to Loxdale English Centre before the course starts.
If your child is travelling alone on the aeroplane we highly recommend that you fill in the attached Child Travel Parent Consent Form and that your child has it with his/her passport on the journey.
We will always do our utmost to ensure that all our students are looked after and cared for. All of our teaching-, welfare-, administration- and social staff are trained in Child Protection Welfare and we have two Child Protection Officers.
What is safeguarding?
It is a set of policies and procedures to ensure that students aged under 18 are kept safe and out of harm at all times. Most of these are part of British law and each school will also have policies adapted to their individual school.
In the UK, safeguarding includes:
This is a system where all adults who have contact with children undergo a criminal background check.
Every activity is assessed to ensure that there is enough adult supervision to guarantee the safety of the children.
All aspects of a junior programme undergo an annual health and safety check. Organisations will look at all aspects of their courses including the buildings, outside space, fire procedures, safety and the way their activities and trips are organised and run, external venues attended by their students etc.
Each member school have their own carefully devised policies which are relevant to their school. Parents are welcome to ask to see these if they are not already on their websites.
All member schools regularly train their staff to ensure safety and best practice is shared with our member schools in regular meetings and on our e-mail forum. Young Learners EnglishUK hold regular training for all member schools in all areas of safeguarding.
Under British law all organisations working with children must have filters to protect children from inappropriate online material.
Please look at our Safeguarding Policy
LOXDALE ENGLISH CENTRE
Locks Hill, Portslade
T: +44 (0) 1273 414 973
F: +44 (0) 1273 430 564