Statement of Policy: 

Spinnaker recognises that the welfare of the child/young person is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people with who it comes into contact. When working in school, Spinnaker staff (which includes both paid and voluntary staff) must familiarise themselves and adhere to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures as well as our own. If a disclosure is made on school premises, Spinnaker staff will liaise with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as Spinnaker’s safeguarding coordinator. Members of school staff should be present in lessons and collective worship at all times and while they continue to have overall responsibility for safety and discipline, it is the duty of Spinnaker staff to support this by their safe working practices and vigilance.

Spinnaker adopts the definition of Safeguarding as stated in the Department of Education’s ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ guidance:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking
prompt action.

For the full policy, see attachment below.

Full Safeguarding Policy

We are a member of Thirtyone:eight who provide our DBS services as well as information, advice and guidance in all safeguarding matters

We commit to:

  • Prevent harm and abuse in all its forms.
  • Safeguard all children, young people and adults in our care
  • Follow all safeguarding laws and guidance
  • Have policies and procedures in place that value and respect the rights of all
  • Make sure our workers follow our agreed ways of working
  • Take appropriate care when choosing and appointing the people who work for us
  • Support, train, and equip those who work for us to do so safely
  • Empower those we work with to tell us if they are experiencing harm
  • Support anyone in our organisation who is affected by abuse
  • Contact the police if any allegation are made that suggest a criminal offence may have been committed

Spinnaker Trust Ltd - a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. Registered Address: The Office, Christ Church Chislehurst, 40 Lubbock Road, Chislehurst BR7 5JJ Company No: 5503977. Charity No: 1111351
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