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Bee Inspired Coaching

Safeguarding Policy

Bee inspired are committed to protecting the welfare of its associates and clients. The welfare of Bee Inspired associates and clients is at the heart of all that we do, these policies are in place to protect all parties.


Safer Recruitment

Safer recruitment is a set of practices that ensures all associate coaches and counsellors are suitable to support Bee Inspired clients. All associates must:


  • Complete an application form

  • Provide two suitable references (previous employer where possible)

  • Provide evidence of relevant qualifications

  • Maintain an up to date DBS check and provide evidence of this

  • Provide evidence of continuously up to date and appropriate insurance cover 



  • All Bee Inspired associate coaches and counsellors will be required to complete  and provide evidence of mandatory online safeguarding training every year.

  • The designated safeguarding officer will undertake appropriate and up to date training. 



  •  All Bee Inspired associates will attend quarterly community supervision meetings where possible.

  • Bee Inspired associate coaches and counsellors may reach out for support with regards to the well-being of a client and expect to receive a response within 24 hours. 


Ensuring client suitability (consultation call)

  • Bee Inspired Associates will check the age of their client. All Individuals under the age of 18, must obtain a signed parental consent form prior to the start of any support session.


  • All associates will access the clients individual needs and make a professional judgement on the support needed, i..e. coaching, counselling or outside interventions. 


  • All associates will asses their ability to support the individual client needs in relation to their relevant role, qualifications, skills and experience. 



  • Bee Inspired will maintain records of all reported incidents and the procedure followed.

  • Bee Inspired associates will follow the reporting process where necessary

  • All reports of concerns will be raised with the DSO of the organisation the client has originated from.

Best Practice when reporting concerns

1. React calmly.

2. Take what they say seriously.

3. Reassure the individual that they were right to tell, and they are not to blame.

4. Be careful not to put words into the individual's mouth. Instead ask open ended questions.

5. Do not promise confidentiality.

6. Inform the individual what you will do next.

7. Make a full and written record of what has been said as soon as possible and do not delay in passing on the information. Keep to the facts of the conversation, not your opinion. 

8. Follow the reporting procedure below.



Referrals List

Where appropriate Bee Inspired Associates may feel it necessary to recommend a client to more specified and/or out of hours support. Please see referrals list for external organisations clients might find useful. This list is not exhaustive.



Referrals List


Cruise: 08088081677

Lullaby Trust: 0808 802 6868



National debt line: 0808 808 4000


Domestic Violence

NCDV: 0808 2000 247


Drugs and Alcohol

DAN 247: 0808 808 2234


Eating disorders

BEAT: 0808 8010677

NCFED: 0845 838 2040



Gamcare: 0808 8020 133


Mental Health

Client GP

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Samaritans: 116 123

CALM: 0800 58 58 58


Sexual Assault

RAINN: 8006564673


Victim Support

VS: 0808168

Reporting Process

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