In recognition of the important role that SQA can play in safeguarding the welfare of our candidates, we have been working with external stakeholders to establish a policy and associated procedures for Child Protection. The procedures outline the processes to be adopted if:
- concerns about a candidates welfare are raised with a member of SQA staff and/or one of our appointees
- a complaint related to Child Protection is raised against a member of our staff and/or one of our appointees
There are also procedures to ensure that SQA materials and assessments are appropriate in terms of text and language etc and that the overall Child Protection Policy and Procedures are annually reviewed.
We are currently finalising the policy but procedures are now operational and 2 Child Protection Co-ordinators, Grace Kavanagh and Pearl Hogg, are now in place to oversee these procedures. Should a Child Protection issue relating to any of the above arise within your centre, please immediately contact Grace on 0345 213 6586 or Pearl on 0345 213 6748.