GCSEEnglish.uk take Safeguarding very seriously. All communication between Service Provider (tutor) and User (student) is carried out with parent/guardian permission and is relevant only to the delivery of the Service. No private communication will be entered into.
For complete oversight, we recommend that parents/guardians register for Our Services using either the parent/guardian e-mail address or a non-personal e-mail address to better protect the privacy of Children using the Service.
Transcripts of all communication (e-mail, Skype messages, Google Classroom posts, Zoom webinars) are retained for the duration of the student’s use of the Service and, if the parent/guardian does not already have access, can be accessed by parent/guardians on request.
Appropriate public replies may be made to social media comments or questions, all of which are published and available to view on the relevant platform. An example of an appropriate public reply is: to give helpful information about exam dates in answer to a student’s public question on the Facebook Page.
Where possible, course materials are designed to be age-appropriate. However, in the case of set texts (e.g. Shakespeare or poetry anthologies), GCSEEnglish.uk has no control over text choice and some texts do touch on adult themes: death, sexuality, violence. As an experienced teacher, We are well-trained to deal with these matters and will seek to approach these themes with professionalism.
We are trained in current Safeguarding best practice and are subject to enhanced background checks through the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (“DBS”). Proof of DBS disclosure is made available to parents/guardians during the process of arranging 1:1 tuition. More information on the DBS is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to their Children about online safety. A useful starting point is GetSafeOnline: https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/
Last updated: 5th August 2021