Information for staff and mentors at Phab Torquay
What is child protection and safeguarding?
Child protection and safeguarding means protecting children from abuse and identifying and stopping abuse that is already happening.
Abuse of a child or young person under the age of 18 is defined as follows.
- Abuse is a deliberate act of ill-treatment that can harm or is likely to harm a child or young person’s safety, well-being and development. Abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional.
- Neglect of a child or young person also constitutes abuse and can be defined as failing to provide or secure for a child or young person the basic needs of physical safety and well-being.
But remember that abuse may not fall easily into these categories. If you are in doubt, seek help from staff at Phab.
How do we safeguard young people at Phab?
Phab’s top priority is the protection of children and young people.
Our staff and mentors all have an obligation and responsibility to protect, safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work.
By having strong safeguarding procedures and practice, we provide a safe place for children and young people to engage with us and the services we provide.
- All staff require a DBS before they can work at the club
- All staff need to have read the guidance and policies on safeguarding
- All staff will have undergone training throughout the year, and this will be recorded by the club
- All staff must follow the club procedures following any disclosure
If you are worried about a young person at the club then you must act immediately and let one of the club leaders aware of the concern.