Our new address is: These include mandatory reporting of child abuse and a legal obligation on organisations providing services to children to prepare and publish a Child Safeguarding Statement.
For those cases where it is clear immediately that the allegation is unsubstantiated or malicious, they should be resolved within one week; Where the initial consideration decides that the allegation does not involve a possible criminal offence it will be for the employer to deal with it, although if there are concerns about child protection, the employer should discuss them with the LADO; In such cases, if the nature of the allegation does not require formal disciplinary action, the employer should institute appropriate action within three working days; If a disciplinary hearing is required and can be held without further investigation, the hearing should be held within 15 working days It is expected that: The lack of an arrest can impact on the strength of the case to suspend someone so it is very important to have clear information about the police decision making process and why actions were and were not taken.
The relevant legislation is set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act The Information Commissioner has published guidance on employment records in its Employment Practices Code and supplementary guidance, which provides some practical advice on record retention. In such cases, the reasons should be documented and partner agencies consulted beforehand.
Charity trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefiting from, or working with, their charity, are not harmed in any way through contact with it. Links to other websites that you may find useful are included below: Where the target timescales cannot be met, the LADO should record the reasons.
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Talking to your child about these dangers can help them stay safe when they are out on their own this summer Click here to access the leaflet. The procedures and systems should include: Parental controls can be activated on home broadband, search engines, YouTube, mobile phones and games consoles.
By vulnerable the Charity Commission means children or young people under 18 years of age or adults who are in receipt of a regulated activity endnote.
You should encourage your child to act responsibility online, and treat others as they would wish to be treated. In addition they are responsible for commissioning independent Serious Case Reviews and training member agency staff in safeguarding children best practice.
Was the incident a disproportionate or inappropriate response in the context of a challenging situation. Legal duty to refer and power to refer 7. We have clear procedures in place where any potential safeguarding concerns are identified. We have clear procedures in place where any potential safeguarding concerns are identified.
Liaison between the agencies should take place in order to ensure that the child's needs are addressed. If your child does have a Facebook or other social media account, it is important to encourage them to use enhanced privacy settings, so that only their friends are able to search for them and see what they are posting.
It is also a legal requirement for employers to refer someone to the DBS if they: This will, however, depend upon the nature of the allegation.
Where it is not straightforward to establish which organisation should lead an investigation, for example, where responsibility may be shared between an employment agency and the organisation where the person was working, the LADO will also provide advice regarding which organisation is best placed to lead the investigation.
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In addition, all staff should receive safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins and staff meetings), as required, and at least annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
A qualified Designated Safeguarding Lead (Child Protection Officer) within the Academy provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaises closely with other services such as children’s social care.
Cross-border child protection cases: the Hague Convention Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked Care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery. Introduction.
Despite all efforts to recruit safely there will be occasions when allegations are made of abuse by staff or volunteers against children. A Guide for the Police, CPS and LSCBs to Assist with Liaison and Information Exchange when Criminal Proceedings Coincide with Chapter Four Serious Case Reviews or Welsh Child Practice Reviews ().Safeguarding child protection