MY SISTERS PLACE SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

“SAFEGUARDING IS EVERBODY’S BUSINESS”

 GDPR - MAY 2018 

In the interests of safeguarding women accessing services (and their children), My Sisters Place does not comply with third party requests to access files’. 

My Sisters Place acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an organisation My Sisters Place strives for best practice and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance.

My Sisters Place ensures statutory requirements concerning Disclosure and Barring Service checks are met, maintains up to date and relevant Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and safeguarding training is mandatory for all staff and volunteers.

All My Sisters Place staff and volunteers who come into contact with women, children and their families will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Complete mandatory safeguarding training and regular updates to be able to identify potential indicators of abuse or neglect in both children and adults
  • Have a good understanding of My Sisters Place Safeguarding Policy
  • Know their role and responsibilities within the organisation and lines of accountability
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents /concerns of abuse
  • Support individual(s) who raise or disclose a concern
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

My Sisters Place Safeguarding Policy and Procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved with the organisation. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed by management without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal from the organisation.

Review of Safeguarding Statement

My Sisters Place Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed in line with the organisation’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are reviewed annually or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and / or government guidance
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children or Adult Board
  • As a result of any other significant change or event

(February 2018)