Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Winston’s Wish believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, through a commitment to practice which protects them.

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child/young person is paramount
  • all children, regardless of age, ability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • working in partnership with children, young people, and parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare

All staff, including senior managers and the Board of Trustees, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students, associate practitioners or anyone working on behalf of Winston’s Wish are required to demonstrate the same commitment to safeguarding in principal and in practice.

All are required to operate within (and to) the framework and requirements established in our policy for safeguarding vulnerable children and adults.

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them;
  • adopting child protection guidelines through our procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers;
  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately;
  • providing effective management to staff and volunteers through supervision, and training.

We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

This statement: July 2016 (for review July 2017)

A copy of our safeguarding policy is available on request.