We are committed to:
- The care, nurture of, and respectful work with, all children, young people and all adults at risk
- The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
- The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse
This policy is a working document based on the Children Act 1989, outlining Policy and Procedures which need to be followed in order to ensure the safest possible practice.
It sets out the Procedure which must be followed in the event of suspected, actual, or disclosure of abuse of a child or vulnerable adult.
This is a public document. Copies of it and supportive training are to be provided and taken up by those who work with children and young people at MTV Youth Hampton.
MTV Youth Hampton commits to:
- nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and adults at risk.
- recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of all those involved in the charity.
- We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in a paid or voluntary position with children or adults at risk, including the use of Criminal Records disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the authorities.
- We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.
- We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
- We will seek to offer support to anyone who has suffered abuse.
We have appointed Holger Marsen as our Safeguarding Lead, Nick Neilan and Penny Dimond are Deputy Safeguarding Leads. Ben Lovell is the chair of trustees and all safeguarding concerns must be reported to him or another member of the board.