All services have a duty to protect the children, young people and adults in their care and at iMap we take our responsibility very seriously. We ensure that our students are safeguarded in lots of ways:
- Safer recruitment - all staff must undergo enhanced DBS check and all new staff receive Child Protection (Safeguarding Level 1) training.
- Dedicated Key Worker - all of our students are allocated to a Key Worker during their time at iMap. Teachers are encouraged to take on both mentoring and pastoral roles, so that students in their care are both happy and safe.
- PHSE - our PHSE programme encourages students to make their own decisions and explore issues in a safe enviroment. Each year group completes a course in 'Keeping Safe', covering a range of real-life situations.
Because all of our young people have many different and wide-ranging personal and medical needs it is important that they are all supported as individuals and that we use a fully individualised approach. We have our own qualified nurse who works closely with service users, parents and professionals to offer our service users the chance to flourish and thrive.
Alongside our work with parents, we also work closely with each young person’s external healthcare team. This may include dentists, opticians, neurologists, psychiatrists, specialist nurses and General Practitioners. Our local G.P. is excellent and comes into iMap once every half term to run a clinic where she sees all the residents where appropriate.
If you have any questions, or would like to have a free and confidential chat with us, please call us on 01829 741869 and ask to speak to Nicola Smith, or alternatively get in touch with us using our contact form.