Press Release: June 20, 2018
MP for West Dorset visits Poundbury-based company honoured for its ground-breaking safeguarding software
Sir Oliver Letwin MP visited One Team Logic in Poundbury, Dorchester today (Friday 15 June) to recognise the safeguarding firm’s achievement in winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for their ground-breaking safeguarding software, MyConcern®, a trusted and secure software solution for protecting children and vulnerable young people from harm.
Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK in fields including innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
The MyConcern software was developed to assist people responsible for the wellbeing of the young and vulnerable (such as teachers) to be able to easily report and record concerns. With over 51,000 children in England being identified as needing protection from abuse and with a sharp increase of in recorded sexual offences against children, these are issues that schools and colleges are often the first to be made aware of.1
The system can also cater for spotting signs of young people experiencing complex mental health issues, including self-harm. It enables schools, colleges and other organisations to record and manage safeguarding issues such as bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic, abuse and gender-based violence relating to children, young people and vulnerable adults.
One Team Logic was founded in 2014 and has since created almost 50 jobs in South Wales, as well as 14 others across Wales and England. Two of the founding directors, Martin Baker QPM and Darryl Morton, will be attending an official reception for award winners being held by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace later this month.
MP for West Dorset, Sir Oliver said:
“It is great to see a flourishing young Dorset business amongst the winners of this highly prestigious award. The work that One Team Logic does benefits the whole of our society.”
Martin Baker QPM, Managing Director for One Team Logic said:
“We are honoured that the work of our whole team has been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen through the conferring of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. For the innovation that we have brought to safeguarding and child protection to be recognised in this very public way is both humbling and extremely gratifying.
“Given the challenges facing schools and colleges we believe that the use of MyConcern is not only transforming the way safeguarding is being managed but is also helping to support school leaders and other members of staff in their vital role as safeguarding practitioners. As a safeguarding company, we are proud to work alongside so many schools and colleges across the UK, supporting them in keeping children safe from harm.
“We are delighted that the Sir Oliver was able to visit our offices in Poundbury in recognition of the Queen’s Award and to spend some time with our dedicated and talented work-force.”
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About The Queens Awards for Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Winners are invited to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. The awards are valid for 5 years.
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