The principal pieces of legislation governing this policy are:
Working together to safeguard Children 2010
The Children Act 1989
The Adoption and Children Act 2002:
The Children act 2004
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Care Standards Act 2000
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
The Police Act – CRB 1997
Mental Health Act 1983
NHS and Community Care Act 1990
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Safeguarding is about embedding practices throughout the organisation to ensure the protection of children and / or vulnerable adults wherever possible. In contrast, child and adult protection is about responding to circumstances that arise.
Abuse is a selfish act of oppression and injustice, exploitation and manipulation of power by those in a position of authority. This can be caused by those inflicting harm or those who fail to act to prevent harm. Abuse is not restricted to any socio-economic group, gender or culture.
It can take a number of forms, including the following:
Financial (or material) abuse
Definition of a child
A child is under the age of 18 (as defined in the United Nations convention on the Rights of a Child).
Definition of Vulnerable Adults
A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 years or over who may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves from harm or from being exploited.
This may include a person who:
Is elderly and frail
Has a mental illness including dementia
Has a physical or sensory disability
Has a learning disability
Has a severe physical illness
Is a substance misuser
All Employees of KCPST (paid or unpaid) have responsibility to follow the guidance laid out in this policy and related policies, and to pass on any welfare concerns using the required procedures.
We expect all staff (paid or unpaid) to promote good practice by being an excellent role model, contribute to discussions about safeguarding and to positively involve people in developing safe practices.
The scope of this Safeguarding Policy is broad ranging and in practice, it will be implemented via a range of policies and procedures within the organisation. These include: Trained Personnel, who have received safeguarding awareness
Disclosure Barring Service Screening
The organisation commits resources to providing Disclosure Barring Service check on staff (paid or unpaid) whose roles involve contact with children and /or vulnerable adults.
Communications training and support for staff
KC Personal Safety Training commits resources for induction, training of staff (paid and unpaid), effective communications and support mechanisms in relation to Safeguarding
All staff who, through their role, are in contact with children and /or vulnerable adults will have access to safeguarding training at an appropriate level.
Communications and discussion of safeguarding issues
Commitment to the following communication methods will ensure effective communication of safeguarding issues and practice
We recognise that involvement in situations where there is risk or actual harm can be stressful for staff concerned. The mechanisms in place to support staff
8. Professional boundaries
Professional boundaries are what define the limits of a relationship between a Trainer and a client. They are a set of standards we agree to uphold that allows this necessary and often close relationship to exist while ensuring the correct detachment is kept in place.
KC Personal Safety Training expects staff to protect the professional integrity of themselves and the organisation.
The process outlined below details the stages involved in raising and reporting safeguarding concerns at KC Personal Safety Training.
In All instances bring any concerns directly to K J Cook, These will be recorded on the Pre / Post Training Disclaimer forms.
KC Personal Safety Training recognises its duty to report concerns or allegations against its staff (paid or unpaid) within the organisation or by a professional from another organisation.
The process for raising and dealing with allegations is as follows:
Speak to the trainer directly in confidence or note you’re concerns on the Disclaimer forms.
KC Personal Safety recognises its legal duty to report any concerns about unsafe practice by any of its paid or unpaid staff to the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), according to the ISA referral guidance document http://www.isa-gov.org.uk
The organisation will monitor the following Safeguarding aspects outlined in the ISA referral document
Information will be gathered, recorded and stored in accordance with the following policies, Available on KCPST Website
All staff must be aware that they have a professional duty to share information with other agencies in order to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. The public interest in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults may override confidentiality interests. However, information will be shared on a need to know basis only, as judged by the Designated Senior Manager.
All Information will be kept securely and in line with New GDPR regulations May 25th 2018
All staff must be aware that they cannot promise Clients or their families/ carers that they will keep secrets
If there is a suspicion or significant concern of the client coming to harm.
Communicating and reviewing the policy
KC Personal Safety Training will make clients aware of the Safeguarding Policy through the following means:
Website policy page
Prior to the course commencing
Handout to all delegates /students
This policy will be reviewed by Kevin J Cook every year and when there are changes in legislation.