Safeguarding policy

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 The Young Darwinian (TYD), through The Welston Press Ltd, is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young and/or vulnerable people, who are involved in any way with our work. Everyone who works with TYD has a responsibility for the protection of young people when meet in person, and when in communication on-line. The Young Darwinian is registered under the UK Data Protection Act. All personal information is regarded as confidential, unless we are given permission to publish it, by the student who is over 18, or by the parent or guardian, if the student is under 18.

Child protection policy

The Young Darwinian believes that a young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We are committed to practice in a way that protects young people.

In the event of a young person feeling threatened, either on line or in person, due to activities relating to The Young Darwinian, they must contact the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately (see below). Appropriate action will be taken.

The Young Darwinian recognises that:

The Young Darwinian will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

Help and advice is available on line for young people:

Adult policy

Help and advice is available on line for parents/adults:

Our policy is based on best practice and the legal requirements in the United Kingdom. If you have any questions, or require advice in your own country please contact us via info@theyoungdarwinian, or contact the equivalent organization to the NSPCC or STEM ambassadors in your country.

Legal framework

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely (in the UK):

Contact details

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for The Young Darwinian:

Dr Stephanie B Matthews; email:

This policy was last reviewed in May 2019

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