Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Humankind

Humankind’s safeguarding polices and procedures aim to promote the welfare of learners by putting measures in place to protect them from abuse and harm of all kinds, both within the organisation and in locations external to Humankind.

The responsibility for creating safer learning environments is shared by everyone working in the FE and Skills sector, and Humankind adopt an open and supportive culture which promotes the safety and well-being of all members of the organisation meaning that:

  • Learners, whether they are students or trainees or apprentices, can thrive and achieve
  • Learners, staff, volunteers and visitors can feel safe and secure
  • Everyone is assured that their welfare is a high priority.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, July 2018 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; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Humankind’s obligations

Humankind ensure that:

  • There is a comprehensive and effective safeguarding policy in place.
  • There are at least two designated persons for safeguarding within the organisation.
  • There is a comprehensive staff training programme in place so that all staff are trained in safeguarding and how to respond to a disclosure.
  • There are effective measures for the safer recruitment of staff.
  • There are appropriate arrangements for dealing with allegations of misconduct.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you have a concern about a child or young person  or are having difficulties in your own family, First Contact is the service to call.

Call First Contact on 03000 26 79 79