SAFEGUARDING is very much integral to every aspect of our work.
The Board of Trustees at Safe and Sound Group, the Chief Executive and staff seek to create a safe, secure culture enabling all children, young people, vulnerable adults and families are able to access our support and services.
Safeguarding is pivotal to Safe and Sound’s vision to always be there when young people need us and to prevent exploitation wherever and however we can.
Safe and Sound will always seek to provide support and protection to any person that receives our services. We will provide staff and volunteers with training, guidance, and procedures they should adopt if they have any concerns a person may be experiencing or be at risk of harm. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and adults at risk to keep them safe and we take this responsibility seriously throughout every aspect of our work.
We can offer
- Help writing or reviewing safeguarding policies and processes
- Safeguarding organisational inspections and reviews
- Workshops -Practical approach to safeguarding for charities, trustees, and governors
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In developing our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, we have adopted the following three-part Safeguarding Strategy – which focuses on the following:
1. GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH SAFE AND SOUND
This is achieved through adherence to our Safer Recruitment Policies and Procedures. Safeguarding is part of every role from advert to exit interview and through regular performance and development reviews.
2. CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND ADULTS AT RISK
This is achieved by us providing all required safeguarding training, support, best practice and guidance, through the effective communication and through the use of our Safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct.
3. PROMOTING CLEAR SYSTEMS TO DEAL WITH ANY SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS
This is achieved through the implementation of our policies and procedures relating to safeguarding.
We will do everything we can to help safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from harm and will act when it is suspected that a child or adult at risk is being harmed or is at risk of harm.
We have a whistleblowing policy for concerns to be raised internally and externally (detailed below).
If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult at Safe and Sound, you can contact us via telephone or email. Our Designated Safeguarding Officer or Deputy will review the information you have provided within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken. Additionally, we have a safeguarding lead on the board of Trustees who can be contacted with any concerns.
We have a duty to and where necessary will share information that you give us with other agencies if we think that a child or vulnerable adult could be at risk of harm.
To report a concern contact [email protected] or via calling 01332 362120
What we need from you:
Please say as much as you can about the situation – it will help us take the right action. Tell us the facts that you know, what has happened, when, where and who is involved as well as any concerns you have about the individual.
Can I remain anonymous?
You can contact us anonymously if you do not want to tell us who you are. However, it’s helpful to have your name and contact details, as we may need to contact you for more information to protect the child or vulnerable adult that you are concerned about.
Whistleblowing in a safeguarding context means revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation, or within an independent structure associated with it.
Whistleblowing can be used as an early-warning system or when it is recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.
Alternatively, concerns can be reported to the following organisations:
- Directly to the local Police or Children’s Social Care services, information on this can be found here: http://www.derby.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/safeguarding.
- Childline www.childline.org.uk.
- NSPCC helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or by emailing [email protected]
- Crimestoppers free and anonymous 0800 555 111
To report a concern or make a complaint about Safe and Sound please contact firstname.lastname@example.org