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Safeguarding Policy

FutureDent Safeguarding Policy


At FutureDent, we are committed to creating a safe and secure learning environment for all participants in our dental courses. This safeguarding policy outlines our commitment to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and it provides guidelines for the prevention, identification, and reporting of any safeguarding concerns.


1. Purpose:

  • The purpose of this safeguarding policy is to ensure the safety, protection, and well-being of all participants involved in our dental courses, with particular attention to children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

2. Definitions:

  • Children and Young People: Individuals under the age of 18 years.

  • Vulnerable Adults: Individuals aged 18 and over who may be unable to protect themselves from harm or exploitation due to age, disability, or other factors.

3. Designated Safeguarding Officer:

  • FutureDent has appointed a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) who is responsible for implementing and overseeing the safeguarding policy.

  • The DSO is Dr Charlotte Leigh, and they can be reached at 

4. Training:

  • All staff, instructors, and volunteers involved in our dental courses will receive appropriate safeguarding training to ensure they understand their responsibilities and can identify signs of abuse or neglect.

5. Code of Conduct:

  • All staff, instructors, and volunteers are expected to adhere to a code of conduct that prioritises the well-being of participants.

  • Inappropriate behaviour, including any form of abuse, will not be tolerated.

6. Prevention:

  • Measures will be in place to prevent opportunities for abuse or harm to occur during dental courses.

  • Physical and online environments will be designed to minimise risk, and participants will be informed of behavioural expectations.

7. Identification and Reporting:

  • Any concerns or suspicions regarding the well-being of a participant, whether arising from disclosure or observation, must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.

  • All reports will be treated confidentially and in line with relevant legislation.

8. Record-Keeping:

  • Accurate records of safeguarding concerns, actions taken, and outcomes will be maintained in compliance with data protection laws.

9. Communication:

  • Information about the safeguarding policy will be communicated to all participants, parents or guardians, and staff members.

10. Review and Update:

  • This safeguarding policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to reflect changes in legislation, best practices, or the organisation's structure.


By participating in our dental courses, all individuals agree to comply with this safeguarding policy. FutureDent is committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and able to thrive.



1st March 2024

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