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Safe and Well

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of delivering high-quality health, education and care services, and is something that is fundamental to Young Epilepsy’s mission and values.

At Young Epilepsy, safeguarding includes:

  • The actions we take every day to make sure the children and adults that we work with, are safe and well and reach their fullest potential.
  • Making sure all children and adults have access to good quality education, care and health services when they need them.
  • Ensuring staff follow clear guidance to provide the best and most effective support strategies for each child and adult.
  • Making sure each child and adult has opportunities to express their views, wishes and feelings about their services and about things that matter to them.
  • Supporting every child and adult to enjoy their life and achieve their goals.
  • Giving all students support and opportunities to build positive relationships and connections and to develop their own identity.

Safeguarding also includes the action we take to prevent harm and to act to protect children and adults at risk if we think they have been or are at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.

If you have any concerns for the safety or wellbeing of any student at Young Epilepsy or want to find out more about safeguarding at Young Epilepsy, please contact the Safeguarding Manager on 01342 831218.

Operation Encompass:

As part of our responsibilities to ensure the children and young people we support are safe and well, Young Epilepsy has taken the opportunity to join Operation Encompass which is a joint scheme between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of Young Epilepsy and might have an impact on a child in school.

Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the school staff, named a ‘Key Adult’ is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing.

This means that the Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.

At Young Epilepsy the Key Adults are Richard Gargon (Principal) and Alex Dave (Safeguarding and Compliance Manager).

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For further information please see below:

Helpline: 01342 831342 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm)
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In the UK, 70% of the population with epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment.

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Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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