SAFEGUARDING

Policy Statement

Focus Training (SW) Ltd. aims to keep all of their Learners safe within their workplace. Safeguarding can be an issue for all ages.

Safeguarding has a much broader focus than child protection. It is not only about recognising and responding to child abuse but about the responsibilities individuals and organisations have in relation to children’s welfare.

The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.

In order to ensure we adhere to all safeguarding policies and procedures, we take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children and young people’s welfare are minimised. Where there are concerns about children and young people we take appropriate action to address these concerns.

Useful Sources of Info:

•  Childline – www.childline.org.uk or Call 0800 1111
•  Parentline Plus – www.parentlineplus.org.uk or Call 0808 800 2222
•  NSPCC Helpline – www.nspcc.org.uk or Call 0808 800 5000
•  Samaritans – www.samaritans.org.uk or Call 0845 790 909

•  Victim Support – www.victimsupport.org.uk or Call 0845 303 0900
•  Citizen’s Advice Guide – www.adviceguide.org.uk or Call 0844 411 1444
•  Barnardos – www.barnardos.org.uk or Call 0208 550 8822
•  Action for Children – www.actionforchildren.org.uk or Call 01923 361 50