Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, The National Citizen Service.
Online Safety agreement- COVID 19
The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT
Tel: 01484 442235
Charity Number: 1117768
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust places the safety and wellbeing of young people and staff at the forefront of all its operations and acknowledges the range of activities that contribute to creating and maintaining an environment, that promotes effective safeguarding practice.
The Safeguarding for All Policy provides for a coherent framework of practice to be in place and for all policies relating to this framework to address this priority. This Policy is in extension to The Safeguarding for All Policy, and both are reviewed each year and when changes in law, policy, guidance or best practice occur in order to ensure that it remains a key driver in the development of strategy on safeguarding.
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust works with children and families as part of its activities. These include:
Play Zone and preschool activity, Post 16 Education, sports coaching, and the National Citizen’s Service.
The purpose of this policy statement is to:
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. Summaries of the key legislation and guidance are available on:
We believe that:
We recognise that:
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
If online abuse occurs, we will respond to it by:
Types of online Practice
HGCT are encouraged to carry out social media engagement and connect with customers via mobiles phones and WhatsApp. We operate on a variety of platforms throughout our organisation targeted to each individual department and specific audiences.
Procedures to safely carry out activities online
In some circumstances the company may ask staff to carry out worked related activity online through the use of webinars, video calls and other virtual forms of communication.
HGCT will ensure;
Signposting to Support Services
Staff / volunteers engaging directly with participants must be prepared to fulfil their safeguarding duties, while acknowledging their own professional boundaries and limitations. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and when working online with individuals in crisis, staff / volunteers will need to be prepared to manage sensitive situations and provide support in a timely manner as they may not engage with that participant again for a prolonged period of time.
Where a minor concern is raised as the participant is not at risk of danger, signposting them to specialist support services may the most appropriate course of actions. Although this will still need to be reported to the DSO and a record made, staff / volunteers should feel confident to signpost when the need arises.
Some useful support services can be found below:
Calm – For Men aged 15-35
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HGCT Senior Safeguarding Lead
Written by: Katy Stockdale
Approved date: 03/03/2020 Review date:
CEO – Lisa Darwin
Great relationships with the children which promote mutual respect, clear boundaries and great behaviour for learning. Clear structure to the lessons with appropriate teaching points, plenary and vocabulary. I can see clear progress in terms of skills, techniques, confidence and understanding. Acts on feedback throughout the lesson from me and his own formative assessment.
Dan Gough, Heaton Avenue
PE lessons and support in PE lessons are great! Children are enjoying lunchtime clubs. Good relationships with children - building relationships. Sharing tickets to the rugby games with the children and encouraging them to try to watch different sports. The sessions during the breakfast club are extremely engaging and the majority of children who chose to go outside to take part in Jordan’s sessions they are also very fun based and extremely inclusive so all abilities can take part successfully., Jordan is always punctual and is pleasant with the children.
Tracey Dell, Head Teacher, Crossley Fields Junior and Infants School
Becky is amazing her delivery is great. She has a great rapport with the children. Her sessions are engaging and fun and she's teaching my staff a thing or two about sports delivery. All in all, we could not be happier.
Louise Brown, Head Teacher, Headfield Juniors
Rebecca has been brilliant in school. Her management in club time is fantastic and coping with Autistic and ADHD children in sessions as well. Her planning, activity organisation and management, as well as knowledge of the children, and rapport with everyone has been so professional we couldn't have asked for more. The children have really enjoyed all the sessions.
Debbie Douglas, Head Teacher, Saville Town
The sessions so far have been really good and exciting. Teaching staff have mentioned how engaged the children are and how happy they have been the way the lessons have been delivered. The school has been happy with the confidence of the person delivering the lessons as well as their knowledge and professionalism. It has helped teachers working alongside to gain ideas and development in their own practice. Overall the school has been very happy with the delivery of the sessions as well as the person (Jordan) delivering them. Thank You!
Nadeem Sarwar, PE Coordinator Spring Grove
Duane was brilliant, the children loved the sessions, as did the teachers he worked with. One teacher said, "I now feel skilled enough to deliver rugby to my class." The sessions were pitched at the correct level for different ages and the pace and behaviour management were excellent. Here's to next years sessions!
Dave Spencer, Hillside Primary School
James is doing an amazing job at Bruntcliffe. He teaches four very different groups throughout the day and is adaptable in his teaching. He has fit in with the team very well and the students are responding very well to his teaching.
Chris Lindley, Head of Physical Education, Bruntcliffe Academy
Duane's delivery of Sky Try Rugby was fantastic. The children left with a wealth of knowledge on the sport - the have even practised what they have learnt in the playground too. His behaviour management was fantastic and the children responded well to everything he taught. Each one of them made a progression each week. Overall it was loved by all children! We would love it if you could come back again next year!
Miss M Brook, Teacher, Berry Brow