Abuse prevention practices
To attain accreditation, Oaklawn Academy underwent a rigorous risk assessment to review and scrutinize eight primary operational areas within their business including: policies, screening and selection, training, monitoring and supervision, consumer participation, feedback systems, responding and administrative systems. Their assessment results were benchmarked against 800 best practice standards and empirically based data collection methods to assess the risk of abuse in an organization. Oaklawn will be accredited for three years, and during this time will uphold fundamental organizational values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate their commitment to protecting those in their care from abuse.
Praesidium Accreditation provides solid proof of sound risk management practices and the honor distinguishes Oaklawn Academy from others in their industry. “We are pleased to send the message that we will not compromise the safety of those in our care—for any reason,” said Javier Valenzuela Oaklawn’s principal. “As an entire organization, we are dedicated and committed to proactively keeping those in our care safe from sexual abuse.”