Safeguarding Policy

We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which:

  • Are youth-friendly and child-friendly and nurture their positive development;
  • Enable children and young people to be active contributors to the community;
  • Protect children and young people from actual or potential harm;
  • Enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount;
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity should be able to receive education in a fun and safe environment;
  • Abuse of children can occur in all communities and is most likely to occur within families and by people known to the child;
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will ensure that:

  • All reasonable steps are taken to protect children from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings;
  • All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse are taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
  • All Role Models employees who work with children are recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility, and are provided with guidance and/or training in good practice and child protection procedures.

We will endeavour to safeguard children and young people by:

In all our activities:

  • Valuing, listening to and respecting children and young people;
  • Fostering and encouraging best practice by setting standards for working with children and young people, in co-operation with statutory bodies and voluntary agencies.

In our recruitment of paid staff and volunteers, following the procedures below in:

  • Ensuring careful selection and recruitment of voluntary workers and paid workers taking care of children and young people, in line with safer recruitment principles and checks;
  • Providing support and training.

In our publicity:

  • Sharing information about good safeguarding practice with children, parents, and all those working with them.

When concerns are raised, following the procedures below in:

  • Responding without delay to every concern raised that a child or young person may have been harmed, or be at risk from harm; or about the behaviour of an adult or child;
  • Working with appropriate statutory bodies during an investigation into child abuse (e.g. MASH);
  • Challenging any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.

In our care:

  • Ensuring that informed and appropriate pastoral care is offered to any child, young person or adult who has suffered abuse;
  • Ensuring that appropriate pastoral care is offered to any member of our organisation against whom an allegation is made.

In our supervision, following the procedures below in:

  • Ensuring, in partnership with other agencies, that care and supervision is provided for any member of our organisation known to have offended against a child or young person, or to pose a risk to them.

We are committed to reviewing our policy and procedures annually.

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