The purpose and scope of this policy statement
Make (Good) Trouble C.I.C. works with children and parents as part of its activities. These include: film making, audio recording, digital content creation, and creative workshops.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
- to ensure the protection of children and young people who work with and receive Make (Good) Trouble’s services.
- to provide parents, staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy statement applies to anyone working on behalf of Make (Good) Trouble, including paid staff, volunteers and students.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation and guidance is available from nspcc.org.uk/childprotection.
We believe that:
- children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
- we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
We recognise that:
- the welfare of the child is paramount
- all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
- some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
- working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
- valuing, listening to and respecting them
- appointing a nominated child protection/safeguarding lead and a deputy child protection/safeguarding lead
- using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately
- creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment
- recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made, including DBS checks which are updated yearly
- providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training
- using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
- ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
- ensuring that each project we commence has a robust risk assessment carried out in accordance with this safeguarding policy.
Make (Good) Trouble’s senior management team met and agreed this policy on 11 July 2019.
Each person who works with Make (Good) Trouble will agree to abide by this Safeguarding Policy. It is made available on www.makegoodtrouble.co.uk
We are committed to reviewing our policy, its implementation and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on 11 July 2019
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