This document can be used by an organisation to set out its policies for protecting children who use its services and/or participate in events and activities organised by it. Organisations which may adopt such a policy include:
The document provides a typical safeguarding policy that can be amended to account for specifics rules and guidelines, and tailored to each organisation's structure. In particular, the document allows amendment for reference to existing policies, adventure activities licensing and specific health and safety rules.
Please note that the Safeguarding Children Policy is intended to set out the general approach of an organisation. It is not intended to provide detailed guidance. An organisation may wish to create further documents, or provide more detailed guidance, in separate policies such as a Code of Conduct or Employee Handbook.
How this document is to be used
The policy first needs to be approved by a member/trustee of the organisation's management or board. If the organisation has any further rules which it wishes to add to the document these should be added to the document in Appendix A.
Then the document should be brought to the attention of, and made readily available to employees, parents and the public.
Any applicable law
Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations
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