|Version number||Date of release||Policy owner||Authorised by|
|1.1||22 October 2020||Ryan Palmer, Director of Quality and Impact||Board of Trustees|
Central YMCA (‘The Charity’) takes its responsibility to safeguard all children from harm extremely seriously. We acknowledge that whilst all children have the right to protection, the needs of those who may be particularly vulnerable must also be taken into account. This policy aims to:
- Outline our approach to providing safety and protection of all children who engage with us
- Communicate our approach to child protection in a clear and transparent way
- Demonstrate compliance with relevant statutory guidelines
- Ensure that child protection responsibilities are clear and that staff, self-employed contractors and volunteers are informed and confident in how to respond to child protection issues.
The Charity reserves the right to modify this policy from time to time at its discretion and in line with legislation.
This policy applies to all employees, self-employed contractors, volunteers, trustees and all other third parties who, through their involvement with the Charity work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020)
Related Policies, Procedures, and Templates
- Safeguarding Policy
- Prevent Policy
- Recruitment Policy
- DBS Policy
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
- Safeguarding Procedure Flowchart
Board of Trustees
Overall responsibility for the policies and procedures that govern the work at Central YMCA.
Overall responsibility for ensuring Central YMCA’s resources are used effectively and appropriately.
Responsible for ensuring guidelines are in place and that policies and procedures reflect our charitable ethos and commitment to equality and diversity.
All Line Managers
Responsible for ensuring all employees are aware of and follow this policy.
All Employees and Volunteers
To follow policies and procedures, promoting best practice throughout the organisation.
Review of impact against the aims of policy:
This policy has been drafted for approval by Ryan Palmer, Director of Quality and Impact, and has been approved by the Board of Trustees and is deemed fit for purpose. All related procedures have been designed to match the contents of this policy.
The policy has been communicated successfully to employees and the policy has been made available on the Charity’s intranet.
Do there appear to be any patterns of equality related issues: Yes
If yes, please provide an Equalities Impact Assessment (if relevant): V1 provided
Reviewed by: Board of Trustees
Date: 22 October 2020
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Policy Owner and signed off by the Board of Trustees if any changes are made.
Next review date: 01 October 2021