Council recognises that the Safeguarding Policy must be owned at all levels within the organisation and, as such, this policy is addressed to all elected members, employees, casual workers, agency workers, volunteers, hirers of facilities, contracted services and the general public. It provides a clear statement of the Council’s responsibilities towards children and adults at risk. We aspire to having safe and respectful experiences for all within the borough.
There is an expectation that all employees will work in partnership as they apply this policy to their work with children and adults who may be at risk of harm or in need of protection.
The Policy includes:
- Reporting guidelines
- The key safeguarding principles for adults and children
- Types of abuse and their commonly accepted definitions
- How to recognise and deal with disclosures
The Council’s Safeguarding Policy – Children & Adults at Risk can be accessed under our policy section by clicking here.