Safeguarding & Ofsted

Safeguarding Children: Our Commitment to Their Safety and Well-being

At 360 CRS, safeguarding children is our utmost priority. We adhere to a comprehensive set of values and principles to ensure the safety, protection, and overall well-being of every child under our care.

Our Core Safeguarding Values:
  1. Child-Centred Approach: The welfare of the child is paramount in all our decisions and actions. Every child, regardless of background, deserves equal protection from harm and abuse.

  2. Partnership and Collaboration: We actively engage with children, parents, carers and external agencies, to safeguard children effectively. Open culture, transparent dialogue and active listening are fundamental to our approach.

  3. Accountability and Training: Our senior management team demonstrates a clear commitment to safeguarding. We maintain rigorous recruitment procedures, conduct regular training and uphold best practices to ensure all colleagues are equipped to safeguard children effectively.

  4. Online Safety: We educate both children and staff about online safety, enabling them to identify and mitigate online risks effectively. We stay abreast of new technologies to keep children safe online.

  5. Transparent Procedures: Our safeguarding procedures adhere to statutory and regulatory guidance, and local area Safeguarding Partnership inter-agency procedures, ensuring clarity, consistency and compliance.

 
Designated safeguarding personnel

At 360 CRS our safeguarding team are made up of the individual homes registered Manage, Designated lead and their deputy.

Designated Safeguarding lead – Richard Ellis-Tole

Deputy Safeguarding lead – Mia Lawrence

 
Our Safeguarding Practices:
  1. Child-Specific Care Plans: Every child has a tailored care plan addressing their unique needs and circumstances, ensuring a personalised approach to their well-being.

  2. Whistle-Blowing Procedures: We encourage a culture of openness, enabling colleagues to report concerns about safeguarding and ensuring appropriate action is taken.

  3. Regular Scrutiny: We welcome internal and external scrutiny of our practices, maintaining the highest standards of safeguarding through ongoing evaluation and improvement.

Our commitment to safeguarding extends beyond compliance; it’s a reflection of our dedication to providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child can thrive. If you have any questions or concerns about our safeguarding practices, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. 

A child’s safety is our shared responsibility.

Ofsted Registration: Our Assurance of Quality and Safety

360 CRS is proud to be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), the governing body that regulates services which care for children and young people, and those providing education in England. Our Ofsted registration is a testament to our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and well-being for every child in our care.

 

Our Ofsted-Registered Commitment:
  1. Comprehensive Oversight: Being Ofsted-registered means we undergo rigorous, regular inspections to assess the quality and effectiveness of our care. These inspections ensure we consistently provide safe, inclusive, and nurturing environments for children to develop and learn.

  2. Continuous Improvement: Feedback from Ofsted inspections is critical for our ongoing development. We actively use insights from these evaluations to refine our practices, ensuring we always offer the best care and education that meet the evolving needs of children and the high standards set by Ofsted.

  3. Partnership and Provider Confidence: For stakeholders and local authorities, our Ofsted registration offers peace of mind. It ensures that 360 CRS not only meets the required legal standards but also values and invests in high-quality care, reinforcing our shared goal of fostering the well-being and future success of their children.

  4. Collaborative Engagement: We believe that the standards set by Ofsted are a collective responsibility. Our staff, stakeholders and wider community are engaged in a partnership to maintain these standards, with open communication and transparency at the heart of our collaborative efforts.

  5. Promoting Best Practices: Our Ofsted registration is integral to our mission. It aligns with our philosophy of continuous learning and improvement, not only in compliance with regulatory standards but also in the compassionate, informed care we provide. We actively promote best practices in safeguarding, welfare, and learning strategies as guided by Ofsted’s comprehensive framework.

At 360 CRS, we view our Ofsted registration as more than just a regulatory requirement—it is a guiding light for our operations, a measure of our dedication, and an ongoing promise to our community. We are dedicated to maintaining the high standards expected of us, and we welcome the scrutiny that comes with our commitment to excellence in child care.

Should you wish to view our latest Ofsted report or have any inquiries regarding our registration and practices, our team is always ready to provide the necessary information and support. Together, we create a secure foundation for every child to excel, underpinned by the quality assurance that Ofsted registration provides.

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