Policy Statement

September 2019


The purpose and scope of this policystatement

My Neurons aims to provide quality teaching and assessment to children, young people and adults with dyslexia and other neurodiverse issues. My Neurons also aims to offer quality advice and guidance regarding neurodiversity to parents, teachers and employers.

The purpose of this policy statement is:

  • to protect children and young people who receive My Neurons services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
  • to provide staff, children, young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

This policy applies to the sole trader Sarah Bisson who trades as ‘My Neurons’.

Legal Framework

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales [select the relevant nation]. A summary of the key legislation is available from

3. Supporting documents

This policy statement should be read alongside other related documents.

  • Dealing with disclosures and concerns about a child or young person
  • Managing allegations against staff and volunteers
  • Recording concerns and information sharing
  • Child protection records retention and storage
  • Code of conduct
  • Behaviour codes for children and young people
  • Photography and sharing images guidance
  • Online safety
  • Managing complaints
  • Health and safety

I believe that:

  • Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind.
  • We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

I recognise that:

  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work I do and in all the decisions I take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

I will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • valuing, listening to and respecting them.
  • adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice.
  • developing and implementing an effective online safety policy.
  • recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance.
  • making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern.
  • using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately.
  • using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately.
  • ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.
  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.
  • building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.

Contact details


Child protection lead

Name: Sarah Bisson

Phone/email: 07510895233


NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.



This policy was last reviewed:   September 2021