Safeguarding Policy

Young Persons and Vulnerable Adults Policy Statement

Skills for Security believes that it is always unacceptable for a young person or vulnerable adult to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the young person or vulnerable adult is paramount
  • all young people, 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 young people, vulnerable adults, their parents, carers and their agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

The purpose of the policy:

  • To provide protection for the young people and vulnerable adults who receive Skills for Security’s services, including the young people of adult members or users
  • To provide staff and sub-contracted staff with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a young person or vulnerable adult may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and the board of directors, paid staff, temporary staff, sub-contracted staff, students or anyone working on behalf of Skills for Security.

We will seek to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them
  • adopting safeguarding guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and sub-contracted staff
  • recruiting staff and sub-contracted staff safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with young people, vulnerable adults, parents, staff and sub-contracted staff
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and young people appropriately
  • providing effective management for staff and sub-contracted staff through supervision, support and training.

We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

 

24hr Safeguarding Telephone Number:
0800 9788 915

Monitored Email Address:
safeguarding@skillsforsecurity.org.uk