‘Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility’

All children and young people linked with reVIV, wherever they are, whoever they are with, whatever they are doing, have the right to protection from neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

All members of the public, as well as professionals, have a responsibility for the protection of children and reporting concerns about a child’s welfare or safety.

reVIV ensures statutory requirements concerning Disclosure and Barring Service checks are met, maintains an up to date Safeguarding policy and procedures, and provides safeguarding training to all staff and volunteers.

All reVIV staff and volunteers who come into contact with the children, young people and their families will:

Be able to identify potential indicators of abuse or neglect

Have read the Safeguarding Policy

Know their role and responsibilities within their team

Know how to communicate and record concerns

Know to act upon concerns in line with the principles and procedures for local child protection management and Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Therefore, all children and young people in contact with reVIV will:

Be treated with respect and afforded full civil and legal rights

Be listened to and taken seriously, whatever their level of development or communication

Be given time to do things for themselves, to understand and be understood

Be involved in decisions that affect them

Have their privacy respected at all times and in all places

Have a right to confidentiality – all information about them will be treated carefully, be kept safe and only shared with those people who need to know.

The wellbeing of a child is the paramount consideration in all circumstances.