A safeguarding or child protection policy statement makes it clear what your organisation or group will do to keep children safe. … the more detailed policies and procedures your organisation will put in place to keep children safe and respond to child protection concerns.
Should a company have a safeguarding policy?
Do I need a Safeguarding policy? If you or your employees work with vulnerable adults or vulnerable children then the answer is yes. Policies should be put into practice, reviewed annually (or more frequently) and available to the public.
What are the Organisations safeguarding responsibilities?
They are accountable for ensuring that safeguarding policies, procedures and systems are in place. They create the safeguarding policies, procedures and systems. They act as a safeguarding liaison within the organisation and with other agencies.
What is ‘safeguarding’ and why is it important to us? Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care.
Who does a safeguarding policy protect?
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.
What does the safeguarding policy cover?
Safeguarding means taking all reasonable steps to prevent harm, particularly sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment from occurring; to protect people, especially vulnerable adults and children, from that harm; and to respond appropriately when harm does occur.
What should Organisations do to protect vulnerable adults?
When safeguarding a vulnerable adult you:
- Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
- Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent.
- Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring.
Which organisation is responsible for leading on safeguarding Enquiries?
The Care Act 20141 sets out statutory responsibility for the integration of care and support between health and local authorities. NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups are working in partnership with local and neighbouring social care services. Local Authorities have statutory responsibility for safeguarding.
How do agencies work together to safeguard?
The 2017 Children and Social Work Act sets out how agencies must work together by placing new duties on the police, clinical commissioning groups and the local authority to make arrangements to work together and with other partners locally to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area.
Safeguarding is about protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals, which allow people to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to high-quality health and social care.
What is an example of a safeguarding policy?
recruiting the right people to work and volunteer with children. preventing and responding to bullying. responding to concerns about online abuse. ensuring photographs and images of children are taken, stored and shared appropriately.