It is the policy of C & G Assessments to safeguard the welfare of all children and young adults by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. This policy has a two-fold purpose of safeguarding the children from abuse by another child, young adult, stranger, volunteer or other adult and also protecting the C & G Assessments and Training Ltd staff from false allegations of abuse.
Staff, who have face-to-face contact with children and young people, should comply with the following guidelines when planning and working with young children or vulnerable adults.
- All those involved have a duty to prevent the physical, emotional and sexual abuse of all children and young people with whom they come into contact.
- Work should always be organised with a view to minimising situations where abuse could occur.
- Where other training organisations are involved, they must provide suitably qualified adults e.g. teachers, trainers, tutors, youth workers, leaders etc. in order to ensure adequate supervision.
- C & G Assessments and training Ltd will, wherever possible, avoid taking direct supervisory responsibility for children and young people.
- Children will never be left without adult supervision.
- Staff must never work in a one to one situation with a child or young adult when out of sight or earshot of the rest of the group. If a situation
requires a degree of privacy (e.g. to administer First Aid) then another member of staff must be made aware of this
- All attempts should be made to avoid accidental one to one situations.
- Where staff suspect that a child or young adult has been or is being abused, or is at risk, they must inform a named employee or named Management Committee Member immediately, who will take appropriate steps with the relevant bodies.
In any situation where there is suspected or potential risk of abuse to a child or young person, it is the responsibility of ALL C&G Assessments and Training Ltd Management Committee to discuss such concerns. All discussions will be fully recorded.