This Safeguarding Policy applies to all staff, directors, managers, volunteers, students, temporary staff or any person working on behalf of Ordinary Magic C.I.C at any location or premises. Ordinary Magic recognises that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone within our organisation and therefore ensure that procedures are in place so that each person knows what is expected of them and understand their roles and responsibilities. To ensure we have the right people with the right skills Ordinary Magic C.I.C ensure all staff (In a paid or voluntary capacity) have an enhanced disclosure and barring check and provide induction training in safeguarding and bi-annual safeguarding training. All staff are required to sign this policy to state they have read and understood it in its fullness, including any appendices.
Ordinary Magic’s Intentions:
- We will protect the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people, adults and staff who use our service.
- We will respond quickly to anything that concerns us and report where necessary to any statutory bodies that require notification.
- We will where safe, work in partnership with children, young people and families to inform them of our concerns and promote welfare and safety.
- We will store and maintain accurate and confidential records of any safeguarding incident we are involved in.
- We will address without delay any failure to comply with the correct safeguarding procedures.
Ordinary Magic understands:
- That all people regardless of age, ability or disability, sexual orientation, special needs, race, religion, residential status or any other identity have the right to protection from all types of harm and abuse.
- That some children and adults such as those who are disabled or who have issues with communication are particularly vulnerable to abuse and will ensure that we do everything we can to ensure that all of our service users are understood and have a voice, so if needed they feel able to share safeguarding concerns.
- Sometimes it is necessary to share information without the consent of the person whom the information belongs to. In these instances, the Designated Safeguarding Officer will liaise with the Local Authority to ask for support in making this decision.
Ordinary Magic will seek to keep our clients safe by:
- Promoting a safe and inclusive environment for our clients to share and explore their thoughts and feelings.
- Providing a space where our clients feel listened to
- Valuing and respecting other’s opinions, values thoughts and beliefs.
- Promoting positive behaviour
- Working with a range of other professional agencies to share information and ask for support.
- Having an appointed Designated Safeguarding Lead who is contactable for each activity we carry out.
- Having a clear procedure in complaints and safeguarding.
- Providing effective management training and reflection for all staff.
Ordinary Magic recognises that this policy cannot be read as a stand-alone document and we expect all staff before commencing work with clients to have read, understood and signed the following policy documents:
Equality and Inclusion
This policy will be reviewed annually and revisions recommended to the Board of Trustees. This policy may also be reviewed in the following circumstances:
- changes in legislation or government guidance
- When there is learning identified by a Local Safeguarding Children Board;
- As a result of any other significant change or event.
Safeguarding Lead – Katie Washbourne
This document was last reviewed on 01/03/2019.
Read and understood by _____________________________________________________________
Signature ___________________________________________ Date _________________________