Involve Northwest is committed to the welfare and safety of all individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable or at risk. We recognise our responsibility to protect the well-being of children, young people, and adults who they may come into contact with our charity and its projects.
We have a clear Safeguarding Policy in place which is applied to all staff including third-party individuals and volunteers. All our staff receive annual mandatory safeguarding training and our policy and training requirements are reviewed regularly to ensure compliance with current statutory and regulatory provisions for safeguarding protocols as well as best practice. To support our company safeguarding practices we have a nominated Safeguarding Lead who is trained and competent in Adult Safeguarding, Children’s Safeguarding, and holds a Designated Safeguarding Lead qualification.
We take steps to ensure that those who join are organisation are suitable for their roles and have been subject to appropriate checks of their skills and background. Our HR Department have been trained in Safer Recruitment and our recruitment processes place emphasis on attracting and recruiting those who share our organisational values. These recruitment and selection processes are set out in our Safer Recruitment Policy.
Where relevant we will refer any concerns about the conduct of our staff/volunteers to the appropriate professional body, Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
Involve Northwest staff and volunteers who come into contact with the children, young people or adults at risk and their families will:
- Be able to identify potential indicators of abuse or neglect.
- Have read the Safeguarding Policy
- Know their role and responsibilities within their team.
- Know how to communicate and record concerns.
- Know to act upon concerns in line with the principles and procedures for our local child protection management and Working Together to Safeguard Children.
If you have any questions about this statement, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at email@example.com.