The above named document replaces the guidance entitled ‘Work Experience’ (Leicester City CYPS) and Code of Practice 4 – Work Experience, May 1999 (Leicestershire County Council CYPS).
By way of ensuring that schools in both Leicester City and Leicestershire County Council are fully prepared for the challenges of keeping young people safe under the new 14-19 curriculum, the document takes an inter-authority approach to safeguarding as it relates to work experience and work-related learning.
The document is sourced from various publications produced by the DCSF about work experience and work-related learning. It is also informed by local practice as carried out by central placement organisations such as WEXA (Leicester/Shire Work Experience Alliance) and LEBC (Leicestershire Education Business Company), current health and safety guidance, safeguarding guidance and the experiences of Work Experience Co-ordinators.
The document is the first of its kind across both local authorities in terms of focusing on work experience and work-related learning and how they relate to safeguarding. For this reason the document has been deliberately entitled as a ‘first edition’ because it will be updated to take account of new developments and the comments of those individuals that work to it.
Comments and suggestions about the document can be sent to the following email address:
Please note that the guidance is not a comprehensive statement of legislation as it pertains to work-related learning. Where it is necessary to seek specialist advice, a school should make contact with its respective Local Authority.
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Page Last Updated: 28 August 2008