Safeguarding is a relatively new term which is broader than ‘child protection’ or ‘adult protection’ as it also includes prevention. Safeguarding has been defined as:
Youth Unity is aware that it has a duty to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse. Abuse can be defined as any behaviour which knowingly or unwittingly causes harm, endangers life or violates rights. Abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological, financial or material, or neglect.
It is possible that Youth Unity will become aware of actual or potential abuse when carrying out its work, and this Policy sets out Youth Unity’s commitments to protecting these groups from harm.
2. Key aims
Youth Unity believes that adults and children have rights and that these should be respected and safeguarded. SeVA is therefore committed to:
3. Key principles
The following key principles apply to this Policy:
This Policy affects all staff, volunteers, trustees and clients.
To implement this Policy Youth Unity will:
6. Monitoring and Review
6.1 This Policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it complies with legislative and regulatory requirements and best practice.
6.2 Performance against the Policy will be monitored through:
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