Safeguarding Policy

Pershore Riverside Centre CIO is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all involved in its activities, and especially children and young people, and will take all reasonable steps to protect them from physical, emotional, sexual or internet abuse and neglect. This applies to all with whom we work, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality or country of origin.

Staff, volunteers, Trustees and Centre users will, at all times, show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of all with whom we work. We will ensure that staff and volunteers know how to recognise and respond to concerns that a child or young person may be abused or neglected.

Our Trustees have appointed, from within its membership, a Champion for Safeguarding. They will report annually to the committee on any safeguarding and/or child protection issues and/or any allegation which have arisen over the previous twelve months.

The Champion for Safeguarding is Claire Lording.

All staff and volunteers who have unsupervised regular direct contact with children or young people for PRYC (ie those undertaking ‘regulated activity’) are required to have a relevant satisfactory enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before they can work unsupervised.

We review our policies and procedures on an annual basis.