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It also acknowledges that taking action in cases of child abuse is never\neasy. However Wood Street Walls CIC believes that the safety of the child should\noverride any doubts or hesitations. When worrying changes are observed in a\nchild’s or young person’s behaviour, physical condition or appearance staff will:\n\n**Stage 1**\n*Listen carefully to what the child/young person has to say and take it\nseriously.\n*Let the child/young person tell his or her whole story. Don’t try to\ninvestigate or take sole responsibility for a situation. Don’t quiz the child,\nbut make sure that you are clear as to what he/she is saying.\n*Reassure the child/young person that telling someone about it was the\nright thing to do. Always explain to child/young people that any\ninformation they have given will have to be shared with others.\n*Notify the organisation’s Named Person for Child Protection\n*Record the concern and how it is dealt with as soon as possible using\nreport form and ensure it is signed and dated.\n\n\nIf a child is in immediate danger or in need of emergency medical\nattention:\n*If the child is with you, remain with him/her and call the police on 999.\n*If the child is elsewhere, contact the police and explain the situation to them.\n*If he/she needs emergency medical attention, call an ambulance and,\nwhile you are waiting for it to arrive, get help from your first aider.\n*If the first aider is not available, use any first aid knowledge that you may\nhave yourself to help the child.\n*You also need to contact your manager or named person for child\nprotection to let them know what is happening. A decision will need to be\nmade about who should inform the child’s family and the local authority\nchildren’s social care department, and when they should be informed. If\nyou have involved the police and/or the health services, they should be\npart of this decision. Consider the welfare of the child in your decision\nmaking as the highest priority.\n \n**Stage 2**\n*The Named person(s) will take immediate action if there is a suspicion\nthat a child has been abused or likely to be abused. In this situation the\nNamed Person will contact the police and/or the relevant Social Services\noffice.\n*The named person can also seek advice and clarity about a situation that\nis beginning to raise concern via the relevant duty team from the local\nSocial Services or via the NSPCC National Child Protection Helpline on\n0808 800 5000.\n\n**Keeping a record of your concerns**\nUse reporting form to record the concern and how it is dealt with. The relevant\nsections of the form should be completed and signed at each stage of the\nprocedure. It can be used to forward information to the statutory child protection\nauthorities if a referral to them is needed.\n\nThe form should be signed and dated by all those involved in its completion and\nkept confidentially on the child’s file. The name of the person making the notes\nshould be written alongside each entry.\n\n\n\n**Named responsible persons**\n\nWood Street Walls CIC has an appointed individual who is responsible for dealing\nwith any child protection concerns. In their absence, a deputy will always be\navailable for workers to consult with. The named persons for Child Protection\nwithin Wood Street Walls CIC are:\n\nNamed Person: Mark Clack\nWork telephone number: 07867 786688\nEmail: mark:::at:::woodstreetwalls.co.uk\n\nDeputy Named Person: Melissa Richards\nWork telephone number: 07801 657644\nEmail: milli@woodstreetwalls.co.uk","excerpt":"","slug":"safeguarding-procedures","type":"basic","title":"Safeguarding Procedures"}

Safeguarding Procedures


[block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Staff & Volunteers" } [/block] **Procedures to follow** These procedures have been designed to ensure that the welfare and protection of any child and young person who accesses the services provided by Wood Street Walls CIC. This procedure provides clear direction to staff and volunteers at the Archway Project if they have concerns that a child is in need of protection. **Recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse** Wood Street Walls CIC will ensure that all staff members whether paid or unpaid, undertake training to gain a basic awareness of the signs and symptoms of child abuse. For example: * a child or young person alleges that abuse has taken place and that they feel unsafe * a third party or anonymous allegation is received * a member of staff might be concerned about a child’s appearance or behaviour or about the behaviour of a parent or carer towards a child * a parent or carer might make a disclosure about abuse that a child is suffering or at risk of suffering * a child or young person reports an incident(s) of alleged abuse which occurred some time ago; * a report is made regarding the serious misconduct of a worker towards a child or young person. **Stages to follow if you are worried about a child** Wood Street Walls CIC recognises that it has a duty to act on reports or suspicions of abuse. It also acknowledges that taking action in cases of child abuse is never easy. However Wood Street Walls CIC believes that the safety of the child should override any doubts or hesitations. When worrying changes are observed in a child’s or young person’s behaviour, physical condition or appearance staff will: **Stage 1** *Listen carefully to what the child/young person has to say and take it seriously. *Let the child/young person tell his or her whole story. Don’t try to investigate or take sole responsibility for a situation. Don’t quiz the child, but make sure that you are clear as to what he/she is saying. *Reassure the child/young person that telling someone about it was the right thing to do. Always explain to child/young people that any information they have given will have to be shared with others. *Notify the organisation’s Named Person for Child Protection *Record the concern and how it is dealt with as soon as possible using report form and ensure it is signed and dated. If a child is in immediate danger or in need of emergency medical attention: *If the child is with you, remain with him/her and call the police on 999. *If the child is elsewhere, contact the police and explain the situation to them. *If he/she needs emergency medical attention, call an ambulance and, while you are waiting for it to arrive, get help from your first aider. *If the first aider is not available, use any first aid knowledge that you may have yourself to help the child. *You also need to contact your manager or named person for child protection to let them know what is happening. A decision will need to be made about who should inform the child’s family and the local authority children’s social care department, and when they should be informed. If you have involved the police and/or the health services, they should be part of this decision. Consider the welfare of the child in your decision making as the highest priority. **Stage 2** *The Named person(s) will take immediate action if there is a suspicion that a child has been abused or likely to be abused. In this situation the Named Person will contact the police and/or the relevant Social Services office. *The named person can also seek advice and clarity about a situation that is beginning to raise concern via the relevant duty team from the local Social Services or via the NSPCC National Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000. **Keeping a record of your concerns** Use reporting form to record the concern and how it is dealt with. The relevant sections of the form should be completed and signed at each stage of the procedure. It can be used to forward information to the statutory child protection authorities if a referral to them is needed. The form should be signed and dated by all those involved in its completion and kept confidentially on the child’s file. The name of the person making the notes should be written alongside each entry. **Named responsible persons** Wood Street Walls CIC has an appointed individual who is responsible for dealing with any child protection concerns. In their absence, a deputy will always be available for workers to consult with. The named persons for Child Protection within Wood Street Walls CIC are: Named Person: Mark Clack Work telephone number: 07867 786688 Email: mark@woodstreetwalls.co.uk Deputy Named Person: Melissa Richards Work telephone number: 07801 657644 Email: milli@woodstreetwalls.co.uk