Hope House Hazells cic Safeguarding policy v0.3
The purpose and scope of this policy statement
Hope House Hazells focuses on supporting families of struggling children/ young adults with strategies and advice. Anything from a simple cuppa or phone call, to ongoing scheduled sessions. We will support the local and wider communities of families with LGBTQIA related issues, mental health support, disability support, all the way to end of life support for young adults, children and their support network.
Our company will focus on supporting the support network. We believe by offering parents, siblings and extended family members in their support of children and young adults. Often siblings of additional needs children get completely forgotten about.
To support the larger community of disabled supporting families, we will also offer online tutoring and mentorship for children and young adults with additional needs. These online sessions will include but not be limited to teaching digital literacy, Japanese, humanities, CBT techniques, and time management.
Most importantly we will help additional needs young adults and children access education and employment confidently and consistently with the use of technology as this is often the only avenue available to them.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
to protect children and young people who receive Hope House Hazells cic’s services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services
to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of Hope House Hazells cic, including senior managers and the board of trustees, paid staff, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff 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.
This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents:
We believe that:
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We recognise that:
all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous
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We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people, a deputy and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding
adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures
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
recording and storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance [more information about this is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office: ico.org.uk/for-organisations]
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 relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately
using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place
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
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.
Nominated child protection lead
Name: Alex Hazell
Trustee/Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection
Name: Alex Hazell
0808 800 5000
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on: 08/01/2024
Signed: Alex Hazell
Date: …… 08/01/2024……
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