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Safeguarding

Young People March (YPM) is committed to keeping all young people safe. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked and Safeguarding trained. You can view our Safeguarding policy below.

Safeguarding Policy 2023 – 2024


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’S)

At YPM, we have three Designated Safeguarding Leads. There is at least one DSL on site at all times when the centre is open. Should a member of staff/user of YPM have a Safeguarding Concern they should complete a ‘Log of Concern’ Form and hand to one of the DSL’s. YPM’s Safeguarding Team consists of:
Sarah Housley-Stott (Centre Manager)
Jayne Manders (Centre Manager)
Billy Griffiths (Youth Worker)

Parents/carers should know that the law requires all staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Parents/carers should know that records of safeguarding concerns may be kept about their child.  They should be informed that staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies.

Local procedures state that “Consent should always be sought from an adult with parental responsibility for the child/young person before passing information about them to Children’s Social Care, unless seeking consent would place the child at risk of significant harm or may lead to the loss of evidence for example destroying evidence of a crime or influencing a child about a disclosure made.”  This includes allowing them to share information without consent, if it is not possible to gain consent, if it cannot be reasonably expected that a professional gains consent, or if to gain consent would place a child at risk.

Where there is a need to share special category personal data, the Data Protection Act 2018 contains ‘safeguarding of children and individuals at risk’ as a processing condition that allows professionals to share information.

In accordance with legislation and local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively.  Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service. In all circumstances, the safety of the child will be the paramount concern.

 


If you are worried about a child out of school hours

Further safeguarding support can be found at:

NSPCC via help@nspcc.org.uk or 0808 800 5000

Child Line via www.childline.org.uk or 0800 1111

Cambridgeshire ‘Out of hours’ social care via 01733 234 724

If a child is in immediate danger, the police should be contacted on 999