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Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults - Key Point Reminders
Recognising abuse is not an easy task. It is, however, essential that all adults act where they have concerns in order to protect children or young people or vulnerable adults who may be at risk. Failure to act encourages an environment where a person behind abuse feels confident to continue their activities.
REMEMBER: The legal definition of a child is anyone under the age of 18
DO: Respect children and young people at all times, regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.
DON'T: Interview or work closely with children, young people and vulnerable adults on a one-to-one basis in a closed room and never meet them outside your official role.
DO: Report all concerns around safeguarding to either your manager, your employer, your Regional Training Advisor or you may also speak in confidence to Tricia Thomson, please click on email@example.com or telephone Tricia on 0131 476 7100 as soon as reasonably practicable.
DON'T: Allow children, young people and vulnerable adults into your car on your own.
DO: Report to your manager, your employer, your Regional Training Advisor or the Programme Manager immediately any suspicions you might have of abuse suffered by a young person or any allegations or acts witnessed of racism, or acts against disabled persons.
DON'T: Make jokes or remarks that could cause offence or be misconstrued.
DO: Report any allegation of abuse made against yourself immediately.
NOT SURE? If you have any concerns or queries about anything you have seen/been informed of relating to safeguarding issues then you must immediately speak to your manager, your employer, your Regional Training Advisor or you may also speak in confidence to Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Melissa on 0131 476 7100 and remember that protecting yourself helps protect the welfare of others.
- Physical Abuse: This form of abuse involves any direct action e.g. hitting, shaking etc or failure to take action to protect e.g. leaving dangerous substances in situations where others could access them.
- Emotional Abuse: Deliberate and sustained harassment or bullying which severely affects an individual's emotional development or well being, leaving them feeling worthless, unloved or inadequate. Bullying is not an official category on its own, but can easily lead other types of abuse.
- Sexual Abuse: Due to media and coverage in recent years sexual abuse has become synonymous with the term "abuse" itself. It entails forcing or enticing children, young people or vulnerable adults to participate in sexual activities including inappropriate touching.
- Neglect: Serious persistent failure to meet the basic physical and/or psychological needs of others, e.g. failure to provide sufficient food or leaving a young child ‘home alone'
Code of Conduct
The Cheynes Training Code of Conduct may be found by clicking on the black panel on the right. If you ae a trainer or assesor involved with our Programme then please ensure you have signed the disclosure declaration and returned a copy to Cheynes Training.
If you are aware of any learner at risk of suffering harm during their involvement with our programmes, you must immediately and in confidence contact your Salon Manager, Head of Centre, Regional Training Advisor or you may also speak in confidence to Melissa at email@example.com or telephone Melissa on 0131 476 7100.
Cheynes Training, has developed a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy. Please click in the black panel on the right to download a copy.
Using Computers and the Internet
Surfing is a fantastic thing – it can give us all the information we need at the press of a button! It can also create a hidden dangers unless we treat it properly. Guidance and advice is available at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ about how to safely use the internet.
Cheynes Training has developed a Computer and Internet Policy and this may be accessed via the black panel to the right of this screen.