Safeguarding and Welfare


Safeguarding & Welfare

We want all our students to feel safe and happy in London and at Burlington School.

Burlington School has a dedicated Safeguarding and Welfare Team who can try to help you with any problems you have. Click here to view details of our Safeguarding and Welfare team.

You can talk to a member of our Safeguarding and Welfare Team in private at any time.


Students under the Age of 18

We have in place a range of procedures to ensure the safety and happiness of students under the age of 18.  These include:

  • Students under the age of 18 must sign in and out of the school every day.
  • Students under the age of 18 are provided with Student ID, which they must wear at all times.
  • Students in specific Young Learner classes will be supervised by members of school staff and/or Group Leaders during breaks and meals at the school.
    Please note: students aged 16 - 17 who are placed in adult classes may not receive this level of supervision during breaks and meal times unless specifically requested.
  • Students under the age of 18 are only placed in accommodation where the provider has a clear and up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service check, showing they have no criminal convictions which mean they are unsuitable to look after children.
  • The parent or guardian of all students under the age of 18 must complete a Parent/Guardian Consent Form and return it to the school before the student arrives.
    Click here for a copy of the Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

Click here to view more information about students under the age of 18.

Please see the policies below for further information.

Please note: Students aged 16 and 17 who are enrolled on the school's adult programme, are only supervised during class hours.


Our Principles

We believe all students have the right to a safe and secure learning experience. Our principles are as follows:

  • The welfare of under-18s and vulnerable adults is central at Burlington School. All under-18s and vulnerable adults have the right to safeguarding from abuse, regardless of their age, gender, disability, racial origin, religious beliefs, sexuality, language, socio-economic status or appearance.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff, students and representatives of Burlington School to report any concerns about welfare to the Safeguarding & Welfare Officer immediately. The Safeguarding & Welfare Officer will deal with the concern following the procedures documented in our Safeguarding and Welfare policy.
  • All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. As of the time of writing, The School aims to be ready for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into force on 25 May 2018.
  • Burlington School will foster a culture where safeguarding is taken seriously through regular staff training and commitment to safeguarding procedures.
  • Burlington School will work in connection with the appropriate Local Safeguarding Children Board, and the Police and Social Services where necessary, regarding any issues relating to safeguarding.
  • Burlington School’s policies and related rules are based on local knowledge, of laws, customs and safety. Although The School is aware that practices may different in other countries, concessions will not be made, and policies will be adhered to, and rules enforced, for all students.

Click here to view our Safeguarding and Welfare Policy.

Click here to view our Anti-Bullying Policy.

Click here to view our Disabilities and Special Needs Policy.

Click here to view our Prevent Duty Policy.

Click here to view our Discipline and Exclusion Policy.

Click here to view our Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

Click here to view details of our Safeguarding and Welfare team.


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