Intense Educational Child Protection Policy

The safety and welfare of children, or Child Protection, means insuring that children are protected from any physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. Intense Educational staff is aware of our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of the children and protect them from any kind of harm. Intense Educational has a clear child protection strategy and fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with.

We achieve this through compliance with UK child protection laws by adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC 1989). A child is defined as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday (UNCRC 1989) irrespective of the age of majority in the country where a child is, or their home country.

According to Article 19 (Protection from all forms of violence) children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally.

We aim to ensure that the students in our care experience at all times remain in a caring, safe and secure environment in which they feel safe, respected and valued.

In pursuit of this aim, Intense Educational undertakes the following:

  • Makes all the students in our care aware of the need to report allegations and suspicions of child abuse to our guardianship personnel Joanna Fox and Olga Bernstein.
  • Responds to any child protection concerns raised by students, host families, taxi drivers.
  • Promotes a policy of trust, openness and clear communication between students, school and Intense Educational staff and our Host Families, so that student welfare is the top priority.
  • Ensures that all guardianship personnel gets the NSPCC child protection training (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
  • Ensures that host families and personnel offering outsourced services who come into direct contact with students in our care, are recruited using safe recruitment practices and are formally screened through the Enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding student welfare and expect all staff and host families to share this commitment.

If there is any reason to believe that a child suffers from any abuse or neglect please report it immediately to Olga Bernstein on 01202 290007, mobile 07770925045, email

Whatever the matter, the situation should be discussed straight away.

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Intense Educational Ltd
Office 5a, Wessex House
St. Leonards Road
Bournemouth, BH8 8QS, UK

Tel: +44(0)1202 290007
Fax: +44(0)1202 290007