This document outlines Safeguarding policy and procedures for the protection of children and young people at risk.
A child is defined as up to the age of 18. The relevance of this document is inclusive to all staff and the policy and procedures cover all of activities.
Every organisation and its individual staff members have a duty of care to ensure the protection of the young people they are working with, from unnecessary risk and/or harm. The protection of young people is based on the principles outlined within the Children’s Act 2004 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child and Working Together 2018 Guidance. The principles recognise the welfare of the young person is paramount and all young people, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have the right to protection from all types of harm and abuse.
It is essential that everyone is clear how to report a concern about the welfare of young person. This means following the guidelines set out in this policy.