It is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind, and Big Life recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people. The aim of this policy is to ensure that we safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by:
Providing a safe environment for children
Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm
Identifying instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and taking appropriate action to ensure children are kept safe both within Big Life services and at home.
Ensuring the safety and best interests of the child always come first, and all staff and volunteers are required by law to share information or concerns they have concerning the welfare of children.
Minimising the risk of unsuitable people working with children
Promoting safe practice and challenging poor and unsafe practice
Contributing to effective partnership working between all those involved in working with children and families.