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.
Who does the 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 is the purpose of safeguarding policy?
What is a safeguarding policy statement? A safeguarding or child protection policy statement makes it clear what your organisation or group will do to keep children safe. It should set out: your organisation’s commitment to protecting all children.
What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?
All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.
What makes a good safeguarding policy?
Safeguarding Policies should:
Demonstrate ownership of the safeguarding agenda. Maintain and review a record of concerns. Follow safe recruitment procedures, including DBS checks (by the Disclosure and Barring Service) Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out.
What happens if safeguarding is not followed?
If an organisation has poor safeguarding policies or no safeguarding in place could lead to: Abuse and neglect being missed. An increase in abuse cases. Vulnerable people not being treated with compassion or empathy.
Do we need a safeguarding policy?
Safeguarding adults policy and procedures set out the best practice framework for your organisation to respond to safeguarding concerns. … Organisations that fail to do this risk failing to meet their duty of care, which at worst could leave adults at risk vulnerable to harm.
What happens if a safeguarding is raised against you?
Where the allegation leads to the involvement of children’s social care and/or the police, the LADO will canvass their views on suspension and let your employer know. However, only your employer has the power to suspend you and they cannot be required to do so by a local authority or police.
What happens if you get reported to safeguarding?
The Safeguarding Lead Worker will work with you and other important people to put together a plan that keeps you safe. This is called a Protection Plan. If the plan involves changes to the support or care you receive, then this plan will be agreed with you. You can say what help or support you need.