Regenerate is committed to promoting the welfare of all young people that use our services and providing a safe and secure environment for all children, young people and vulnerable adults that are involved with Regenerate.
The purpose of this statement is:
- – To protect children and young people who come into contact with Regenerate from harm.
- – To provide staff and volunteers as well as children, young people and their families with a framework and guidelines on our approach to child protection.
At Regenerate, children’s welfare is our top priority in all the work we do and in all the decisions we make. Our safeguarding work is based on the belief that:
- – No children and young people should ever experience abuse of any kind
- – We all have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults; Keeping them safe and protected should always be at the heart of our practice in life and work.
- – All children have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation
- – 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 SEEK TO KEEP CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SAFE BY:
- – Valuing, listening to and respecting them
- – Appointing the leadership of safeguarding and practice to a senior manager and a lead trustee board member.
- – Ensuring that two members of our team are trained as Designated Safeguarding Officers
- – Having an external safeguarding advisor to provide regular training and advice
- – Adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
- – Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently.
- – Recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
- – Ensuring staff, volunteers and trustees have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service certificate on appointment and during their service
- – Recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, and keeping information shared with us confidential, in line with our policy that is informed by data protection legislation and guidance
- – Making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern
- – Using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and information with relevant agencies when necessary, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers in this process as appropriate
- – Having the correct procedures in place to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
- – Maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying if it does arise
- – Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place and that people are aware of these
- – 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
- – Reviewing our practice regularly to ensure any new risks are identified and addressed promptly
- – Building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.
Safeguarding Contact details:
Safeguarding Designated Officer:
Trustee/Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection: