I am strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. I have attended regular training on child protection throughout my career and have been in possession of an up-to-date full DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure since I began teacher-training in 1999. It may also reassure you to know that my husband (the only other member of our household) also holds a full DBS disclosure as he is a licensed trainee driving instructor with BSM.
It is of supreme importance to me that children feel happy and safe in my company. I consider carefully how students are welcomed into my home and how they are escorted to and from and seated in the room. I will be guided by you as to whether your child is old enough to arrive and/or leave on their own or needs to be delivered and picked up; I never allow a very young child to leave unescorted or to be collected by someone unfamiliar to them.
If you and/or your child would prefer it, you may be present while tutoring takes place. If the tutoring is online, you can again be present during the session or indeed view a recording of it later; just let me know if you would like the sessions to be recorded.
Health & Safety: a note on allergies
If your child is coming to my home and they suffer with allergies, please do let me know. We have two cats, and if I know in advance I can do a great deal to mitigate against any effects by keeping the cats out of the tutoring room and hoovering just before your child arrives. If your child's allergies are severe you must definitely let me know and please do ensure that they carry their autoinjector with them.
Any data that I hold on you such as your contact details, including email addresses and telephone numbers, is password protected and will be destroyed on request. I will not share your data with anyone else except at your request (for example, if you'd like me to put you in touch with a tutor I can recommend for a different subject). I am registered with the ICO.