Safeguarding Policy

DateJuly 2020
Review dateJuly 2021
OwnerRadio Verulam Board

Radio Verulam Safeguarding policy.

Our Safeguarding policy.

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and the board of directors, paid staff, volunteers and students or anyone working for or representing Radio Verulam.

The purpose of this policy is:

  1. to protect all vulnerable adults and any children and young people who are involved at Radio Verulam either as volunteers or guests. This includes the children of adults visiting Radio Verulam or any children/young people involved in any Outside Broadcasts or other events managed by Radio Verulam.
  2. To provide all staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding.

Radio Verulam believed that a vulnerable person, child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

Legal Framework.

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely;

Children Act 1989

United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991

Data Protection Act 1998

Sexual Offences Act 2003

Children Act 2004

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Relevant government guidance on safeguarding children

We recognise that …

The welfare of the vulnerable person, or child (as enshrined in the Children’s Act 1989) is paramount.

All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

Some adults may also be classified as vulnerable persons.

Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will seek to keep children and young people and other vulnerable people safe by …

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
  • Adopting protection practises through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures.
  • Designating a nominated child protection lead for children and young people (Volunteer Manager) and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Sharing information about protection and good practise with vulnerable people, parents, staff and volunteers.
  • Sharing concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practise annually.

Signed _____

Nick Hazell – Chairman – Radio Verulam.