Our partner organisations work together to develop policies and procedures to support our Interns and meet our statutory obligations.  Information about these policies and procedures is available on these pages. 

They are reviewed regularly but if you have any comments or feedback, please let us know by contacting us at: dfnprojectsearch@nescol.ac.uk.

Data Protection and Privacy

We are committed to ensuring that we comply with the relevant legislation in relation to collecting, storing and sharing personal information and protecting the confidentiality of our DFN Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen Interns.  All partner organisations involved in the programme are working together to develop policy documents that explain how we will meet these commitments.

Our documents are continually being updated and are being shared at this stage so that we are open and transparent about how we manage the information we hold about our Interns. These documents will be updated on this webpage once final agreement has been reached with all our partner organisations. 


We are committed to ensuring that Interns are fully supported at all stages of the Project SEARCH programme, recognising that specific and additional support and input from all partner organisations may be required at times when safeguarding concerns are raised. When an Intern experiences an issue which may have safeguarding implications, we will take account of the following 

We will also take account of the following policies, advice and guidelines of other partner organisations:

Safeguarding Process

The process we follow in the event of a welfare/safeguarding incident is outlined here Flowchart.png