Protection of children and adults policy statement
The following statement was agreed by the leadership of Emmanuel on 01 /04 /2023
In February of 2023, an external audit was undertaken as part of Emmanuel’s commitment to robust organisational safeguarding.
Emmanuel is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care / support needs, ensuring their well-being.
We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of children and adults of harm and/or abuse, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
We recognise the personal dignity and rights of children and adults, and will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.
We believe all children and adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of Emmanuel.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.
We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this, and are empowered to tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.
We are committed to:
- Following statutory and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults, ensuring that at Emmanuel all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.
- Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation.
- Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work.
- Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to Safeguarding.
- Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by Emmanuel.
- Supporting all in Emmanuel affected by abuse.
Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.
Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed, then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We will review this statement and our policy & procedures annually. The next review will be undertaken by March 2024.
The Safeguarding Team
If you have any concerns for a child or adult with care and support needs then speak to one of the following who have been approved as Safeguarding Co-ordinators for this organisation:
Clarendon Centre site
Shoreham Centre site
A copy of the full policy and procedures is available from the address below but please note that we cannot forward this policy to anyone outside of Emmanuel.
Emmanuel, 21-23 Clarendon Villas, Hove, BN3 3RE