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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is all about keeping children and vulnerable adults safe. For many years, BCLC has been fully committed to enforcing a robust Safeguarding Policy. We seek to ensure that all children and young people (those under 18, collectively called young persons) and vulnerable adults attending meetings or groups at BCLC are kept safe from harm and protected from any kind of abuse.

Our safeguarding process:

  • All members who wish to work with young persons or vulnerable adults must obtain a DBS Criminal records check
  • BCLC provides training and guidance for all those who work with young persons or vulnerable adults, to ensure they have adequate understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures
  • BCLC actively fosters an environment where young persons and vulnerable adults feel valued, listened to and welcomed
  • All members of BCLC working with young persons or vulnerable adults must read and agree to abide by the Safeguarding Policy
  • All groups involving children or vulnerable adults must be overseen by at least two workers with DBS checks, and except in exceptional circumstances those two workers must always be present
  • All workers must be aware of who the Safeguarding Officer is, and how to pass on any concerns to them
  • Any concerns that any BCLC member or visitor many have must be passed on immediately to the Safeguarding Officer
  • BCLC works closely with CCPAS, to ensure that best practice safeguarding measures are in place. 

An edited version of our Safeguarding policy can be found here (PDF document). For the full document, please contact us.

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