Statement of Safe Guarding Children

on Safeguarding Children covering Legislation, different types of abuse, procedures to follow if abuse is suspected, how to support staff and service users if abuse is suspected and Whistle blowing policy.

Every child deserves to be happy and secure in their activities.   And their carers or parents need to feel sure that the people in charge of these activities are trustworthy, responsible and will do everything they can to keep the child safe from harm.

Unfortunately, sometimes people who work with such organisations may pose a risk to children or vulnerable adults and may wish to harm them.   It is therefore the duty of every organisation working in this sector to put in place safeguards to protect the children or young people with whom they work.

In addition, organisations will want to consider how to avoid putting their workers in positions where abuse might be alleged, and to ensure that all workers know exactly what to do should abuse be suspected.   The emphasis has widened in recent years from abuse and neglect but to actively promote the welfare of children and young people - not just to protect but to safeguard.

For all organisations working with children, it is essential to carefully consider safeguarding both vulnerable people and the staff who have responsibility for them.   Such organisations should have a safeguarding policy.   Alongside this there should be a set of procedures to put what is intended into practice.

The Police Act 1997
This act contained the provision to set up the Criminal Records Bureau for England and Wales.
Under this act it is a criminal offence for an employer to
• not check an employee working with children or vulnerable adults
give a job to someone who is inappropriate to work with children or vulnerable adults when they know this to be case
The Children Act 1989
This act provided legislation to ensure that the welfare and developmental needs of children are met, including their need to be protected from...