Safeguarding Policy

This policy applies to the working partnership of Love Mindfulness and anyone working on behalf of the organisation in a paid or voluntary capacity.

 

The purpose of this policy:

  • to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults who receive services from Love Mindfulness.

  • to provide anyone working on behalf of the organisation with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection

Love Mindfulness believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults to keep them safe. We are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

 

Legal framework

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely:

  • Children Act 1989

  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

  • Children Act 2004

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

  • Children and Families Act 2014

  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice: 0 to

  • 25 years - Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities; HM Government 2014

  • Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers; HM Government 2015

  • Working together to safeguarding children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; HM Government 2015

 

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children Act 1989

  • all children, young people and vulnerable adults, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

  • some children and young people are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues

  • working in partnership with children, young people, vulnerable adults, teachers, parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people's welfare.

 

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them

  • adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through relevant procedures and codes of conduct

  • developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures

  • providing effective self-management and management of anyone working on behalf of the organisation through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures

  • recording and storing information professionally and securely, and sharing information appropriately.

  • sharing concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, teachers, families and carers appropriately.

  • creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment.

  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

 

Contact details

Love Mindfulness

Ms A M McAuley

28 Hamsey Crescent

Lewes, BN7 1NP

 

07795 562 483

lovemindfulness108@gmail.com

 

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was last reviewed on 29.03.2017.

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LoveMindfulness

Based in Lewes and operating throughout Sussex

Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to things as they are.

KABAT-ZINN (2007)

Phone:

07795 562 483

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