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Child protection and safeguarding policy

Bright Futures Uk is committed to delivering a service that follows safeguarding and child protection guidance. We recognise the responsibility of safeguarding and protecting our young individuals through the commitment to a practice which protects them.

At Bright Futures UK we recognise the impact illness can have on the social, emotional, psychological development of young individuals. We identify all young people that use our service as vulnerable, even if they are over the age of 18.

 

We understand:

The welfare of young individuals is vital.

All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Working in partnership with children, young individuals, their parents, carers, and other third party agencies is essential to promote and encourage young people’s welfare.

 

The Purpose of this policy is

 

To provide protection for the children and young people who receive Bright Futures UK services.

To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing or be at risk of harm.

 

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and the board of trustees, paid staff, volunteers, agency staff, students or anyone working on behalf of Bright Futures UK.

 

We will seek to safeguard young individuals by:

  • Making sure any volunteers or members of staff are aware through regular training, supervision, and informal information about their duty of safeguarding and their statutory and voluntry duty to promote effective inter agency safeguarding provisions. This is informed by “working together to safeguard children” 2015, the national guidance.
  • Valuing and listening to them
  • Sharing information about safeguarding and good child practice with parents and carers.

Bright Futures UK is committed to keeping up to date with safeguarding guidelines and regulations.