Our Photography School Policies


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Photoion Photography School provides a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults to learn. Photoion Photography School’s internal policies cover the school working with learners aged 14 plus, including vulnerable children and adults.

Two of Photoion Photography School’s tutors Ion Paciu and Denise Felkin had Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks performed by the governmental Disclosure & Barring Service.

Ion Paciu – Enhanced certificate Number 001419099906

Denise Felkin – Enhanced certificate Number 001415255990

Our Photography School’s Protection policies:

Safeguarding Policy

This policy sets out the Photoion’s commitment to ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of learners who are involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of Photoion.

This policy has been developed to ensure that Photoion Photography School complies with its statutory duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (law from 1st June 2004) and the Dfes document Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (January 2007) which lays out the responsibilities of providers of further education to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Child & Young Person Protection Policy

Photoion highest priority is the health, safety and welfare of all children and young people involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of the Photoion.

This Child and Young Persons Protection policy deals with the protection of children and young people. The Children Act 1989 defines a child as a person under 18 years of age.

Protection of Vulnerable Adults Policy 201

It is the responsibility of all staff working within Photoion to record and report vulnerable adult protection concerns, i.e. where they believe a vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse, or significant harm. This responsibility extends to all staff and not just those specifically working with vulnerable adults.

This policy sets out Photoion’s commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all vulnerable adults involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of Photoion.

Equality & Diversity Policy

In order for Photoion to achieve its mission to deliver high quality education and training for today’s and tomorrow’s workforce we must reach and include all who fall within our community.

Photoion has students from a wide variety of backgrounds who have the right to work and study free from discrimination or any other actions that may limit their potential to participate and succeed. In addition all our students and staff should have their contributions valued and recognised.

See more about the government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) here