Our Time is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and their families who access its services. All those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including staff who do not have a specific role in relation to children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
They will adhere to a consistent and systematic approach to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and Think Child – Think Parent – Think Family.
The safeguarding policy applies to all Our Time employees. All staff working in a temporary capacity or as a volunteer must ensure that they possess the required knowledge, skills and competencies, in line with their role. This policy identifies the roles and responsibilities of all staff, to ensure they are able to recognise the indications of abuse or harm and are clear about what actions must be taken to safeguard and protect children and young people. The aim of the policy is to ensure staff are supported to not only be competent in their role, but also confident in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people.