Mrs Samantha Nesbitt


Revised: June 2010 Next Review Date: July 2011

1. Introduction & background 2. Legislative Frameworks 3. Definitions 4. Roles & Responsibilities 5. What to do in cases of child protection 6. Making a referral: child/young person 7. After a Referral is Made 8. Making a referral: vulnerable adult 9. Out of hours referrals 10. Confidentiality 11. Part 8/Serious Cases Reviews 12. Ensuring Safe Practice Within One25 13. Historical Abuse 14. Duty of Care to Staff & Volunteers

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APPENDICES: 1. Recording 2. Legislation and Frameworks 3. Definitions 4. Glossary of Child Protection Terms 5. Flow Charts of action 6. Flow Chart of the process of raising concerns 7. Confidentiality with Vulnerable Adults

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Child Protection Policy Statement
One25 is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. It recognizes its responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. One25 acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse. Paid staff and volunteers will endeavor to work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults

In implementing this child protection policy One25 will:
 Ensure that all workers understand their legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation; Ensure...