Safeguarding of Under-18s

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

Everything we do at the School is designed to ensure the safety, happiness and well-being of our students. Students are given information on their first day about road safety, behaviour and other health and safety considerations.

One of the most important aspects of the School’s policies and procedures are our safeguarding provisions. Safeguarding (also known as child protection) is a fundamental part of the School’s responsibilities to its visitors and staff, and also to its British Council accreditation. Safeguarding is also part of UK law.

All educational establishments have a legal obligation to safeguard children (0-18) or adults who are or may become vulnerable. Children need to trust the School and be confident that they can approach members of staff if they have a problem or need. The School has two designated safeguarding leads (DSLs). These people deal with all issues relating to safeguarding concerns. The lead DSL is Steph Parsons. The second DSL is Katy Vickers.

At Broadstairs English Centre we want you to be safe and enjoy your stay. Read your student pack carefully!

Teachers, activity assistants & instructors
  • All teachers have TEFL qualifications
  • Fully-trained assistants
  • Specialised instructors
  • Fun, guided excursions
Your homestay provider
  • We can accommodate special diets
  • Students with allergies are placed in appropriate homestay
  • Twin rooms unless otherwise requested
  • Enhanced checks and 2 references per family
Health & safety
  • First-aid trained staff
  • Fire alarm tested weekly
  • Fire drills monthly
  • Clean, safe school
  • Security cameras
  • Door entrance codes
  • 5/5 food hygiene rating
Student supervision
  • Constant care
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • ID cards with contact info
  • Attendance checked daily
  • Break times monitored
  • Lots of supervisors
Getting to school and activities
  • Stay in pairs or groups
  • Under 12s accompanied
  • Students should go directly home after all activities
  • Driving hosts provided for students further away from the school
Can I see a doctor or dentist?
  • Medical centre next to school
  • Appointments possible on the same day
  • A&E only 10 minutes by car
  • Homestay provider’s doctor
  • EU students are covered
  • Travel insurance on request