Safeguarding is a statutory responsibility. Oundle School Enterprises Ltd (OSEL) will provide a safe environment and positive experience for all users. OSEL will have and implement safeguarding policies and procedures that prioritise the safeguarding of children and all those at risk from harm. OSEL adheres to Oundle School’s Safeguarding Policy and procedures, and this Charter should be read in conjunction with the School’s own policy.
Appropriate arrangements are in place to keep children safe where the School’s facilities/premises are hired out to other organisations, including a requirement for such organisations to have appropriate policies and procedures in place. Any concerns are followed up robustly, in accordance with the School’s own safeguarding procedures and the Oundle School DSL and Director of Safeguarding (DSL)and Deputy Director of Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) are kept appropriately informed.
OSEL is committed to ensuring that all users of our facilities and venues are safe and strive to maintain this with regular reviews, staff training and encouraging an environment of openness and vigilance. OSEL will follow up all concerns appropriately in the interests of ensuring a culture of safety, equality and protection, having regard to the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010. Users of our facilities must provide commitment to, and demonstrate measures are in place, to respond to the safeguarding requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education including, but not limited to, Safer Recruitment, the Prevent Duty, Online Safety, Child-on-Child Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, and the FGM Duty to Report. OSEL clients are contracted to abide by the School’s Safeguarding policies and procedures. Failure to adhere to Safeguarding protocols will result in the termination of membership or the hire/rental agreement.
OSEL has its own Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Susie Raby, and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Oliver Rees, who support external users during holiday periods and ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to. These individuals along with the Sports Centre Manager, Sally Dayus, are trained to DSL level.
Hire of facilities to a recognised third-party organisation
Hire of facilities to an individual
|Policy reviewed by
|Head of Commercial Enterprise
|24th January 2024
|24th January 2025