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SAFEGUARDING

OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT

The scope of this policy statement:

Purple Noise works with children, families and vulnerable adults as part of its activities. These include group workshops and one to one tuition.  This policy statement applies to anyone working on behalf of Purple Noise, including any paid staff, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff and students, as well as those working as independent service providers at Purple Noise locations and events.

 

The purpose of this policy statement is: 

• to protect children and young people who receive Purple Noise’s services. This includes the children of adults who use our services 

• to provide parents, staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

 

Legal framework 

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England and Wales. A summary of the key legislation and guidance is available from nspcc.org.uk/childprotection.

 

We believe that:  

• Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind

• We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

 

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount

  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

  • 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 have a legal duty of care towards safeguarding the welfare of all young people and that it is the responsibility of everyone to remain alert and report any potential cases of abuse and neglect.

 

 We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • Valuing them, listening to them and respecting them

  • Adopting child protection practices by following the Purple Noise’s procedures and guidelines which are to be taken as part of this policy

  • Adopting the Behaviour Code for Adults Working with Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults

  • Developing and implementing an effective E-safety policy and related procedures

  • Providing effective management for staff and helpers/volunteers through supervision, support and training.

  • Recruiting staff and helpers/volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and helpers/volunteers

  • Sharing concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents and children/young people appropriately.

 

Related policies and procedures

 This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational guidance and procedures, including:

  • Recognising the different types of abuse

  • Procedures for handling possible cases of abuse

  • Allegations against staff

  • Staff conduct

  • Use of technology

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