Safeguarding Policy Statement

Safeguarding Policy Statement

We in the Nerve Centre are committed to practice which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organization accept and recognize our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We will endeavour to safeguard children by:

• Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from abuse and protection from harm. 

• Putting in place robust recruitment procedures to ensure that those individuals whose behaviour could be a threat to the safety and well being of children are not offered employment. 

• Raising the awareness of the duty of care responsibilities throughout our 

• Actively encouraging good practice amongst all staff and board members and promoting wider awareness wherever possible, i.e. partnership organisations and user groups. 

• Creating a safe and healthy environment within all our programmes, avoiding situations where abuse or allegations of abuse may occur. 

• Listening to, respecting and promoting the rights, wishes and feelings of children and working closely with other agencies. 

• Recruiting, training, supervising and supporting staff who work with children to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children, from abuse, and themselves against false allegations. Staff who work with children will be subject to the appropriate level employment checks. 

• Responding to any allegations appropriately and implementing the appropriate disciplinary and appeals procedures. 

• Requiring staff and elected members to follow the Nerve Centre’s Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Policy and Procedures. 

• Having in place Designated Child Protection Officers who will be trained appropriately to co ordinate child protection issues and give advice. 

• Ensuring confidentiality where appropriate is maintained and that access to confidential information is restricted to the appropriate authorities. 

• Carrying out a regular audit and review of the effectiveness of our Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy.

• Helping to maintain professionalism and standards of service which are associated with best practice provision.

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