TeachBeyond’s Safeguarding Programme is designed to fulfill its Biblical, ethical, and legal responsibility for the safety and well-being of children in its care, as well as help TeachBeyond to guard the integrity of its workers. Children and vulnerable adults have intrinsic value because they are created by God to bear His image. Therefore, TeachBeyond workers are obligated before God to identify, support, and protect the vulnerable.
The definition of safeguarding we are using is: “A term to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce the risks, occurrences, and impact of harm.”
The objectives of TeachBeyond’s safeguarding programme are to reduce the risk of harm to children that fall under its care and to ensure TeachBeyond workers model healthy adult-child interactions.
With this in mind, the TeachBeyond Safeguarding Programme rests upon four foundational principles: regard, responsibility, response, and requirement.