Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Purpose and Scope of this Policy Statement

 

Jampacked Careers may work with children and families as part of its activities.

 

These include:

 

  1. Careers guidance for young people (sometimes on a one-to-one basis)

 

  1.  Careers support for parents only or parents and children together

 

  1.  Careers support for both parent and child within a group workshop where there is more than one family group.

 

The purpose of this policy statement is:

 

• to protect children and young people who receive Jampacked Careers services. This includes the children of adults who use our services

 

• to provide information to parents about our overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

 

This policy statement applies to anyone who may work on behalf of Jampacked Careers including paid staff, volunteers or sessional workers.

 

Legal framework

 

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales [select the relevant nation]. A summary of the key legislation and guidance is available from nspcc.org.uk/child protection. Page 2 of 5 © 2018 NSPCC. Registered charity England and Wales 216401 and Scotland SCO37717. J2014193.

 

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 will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

• valuing, listening to and respecting them

 

• having a child protection/safeguarding lead – Elaine Latchford at Jampacked Careers.

 

• developing child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures which reflect best practice

 

• using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately

 

• sharing information about child protection and safeguarding best practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via a folder that incorporates posters, our policies, privacy statement at all meetings that involve children under the age of 18 years.  

 

• using our procedures to manage any allegations against Jampacked Careers.

 

• ensuring that we have effective complaints measures in place

 

• ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for children, young people and adults by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

 

• recording and storing information professionally and securely.

 

Related policies and procedures

 

• Procedures for responding to concerns about a child or young person’s wellbeing

 

• Dealing with allegations of abuse against a child or young person

 

• Role of the designated safeguarding officer

 

• Managing allegations against staff and volunteers

 

• Code of conduct for staff

 

• Child protection records retention and storage policy

 

This policy statement was last reviewed on:  

January 11th 2021

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Signed: …Elaine Latchford……………………………………………………………………… [this should be signed by the most senior person with responsibility for safeguarding in your organisation, for example the safeguarding lead].

 

Contact Details

 

Nominated Child Protection Lead

 

Name:  Elaine Latchford

 

07910 273740/elaine.latchford@gmail.com

 

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000