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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Leads

If you have any safeguarding concerns whatsoever, please email or call the following people:

Let Me Play Safeguarding Policy

Every young person that takes part in a Let Me Play programme should do so in an environment where they are safe and protected from harm. Child protection is of paramount importance to us. Please click here to see our full policy.

Let Me Play’s Child Protection Statement

This Safeguarding Policy applies to all Let Me Play officers, employees and volunteers who come into contact with children and young people at any event organised by or held under the authority of and/or any other body affiliated, or representative of Let Me Play. As part of Let Me Play’s commitment to best practice in the care of children, Let Me Play expects all staff to comply with the Policy and the regulations contained within it. For the purposes of this Safeguarding Policy, a child or young person or vulnerable adult is any individual under the age of 18 OR anyone over 18 who is attending a Let Me Play course, provision or training programme as a participant.

Let Me Play believes:

  • That the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults should always be of paramount importance, whatever the circumstances.
  • That everyone with a role in working with children, young people and vulnerable adults has a moral and arguably a legal responsibility to safeguard and promote an individual’s welfare particularly when it comes to protecting children or young people from abuse.
  • That special care is needed in dealing with children, young people and vulnerable adults whose age, inexperience or physical state makes them particularly vulnerable to abuse.

Let Me Play has therefore adopted this Safeguarding Policy to ensure that the welfare and safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults in Let Me Play’s care or custody is always the primary consideration. Let Me Play are committed to providing an environment where children and young people can learn about, participate in and enjoy sports, education and activities free from harassment or abuse.

The Policy is predicated on the following three principles:

  • An individual’s welfare is the paramount consideration.
  • An individual regardless of age, ability, gender, racial origin, religious belief and sexual orientation has a right to be protected from abuse in accordance with the Equality Act.
  • The rights, dignity and worth of an individual should always be respected.

The Children Act 1989 (as amended by The Children Act 2004) states that anyone who is involved in the care of children should "do what is reasonable in the circumstances for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare"

The Prevent Duty

Prevent is a strand of the Government counter terrorism strategy. The UK faces a range of terrorist threats. All the terrorist groups who pose a threat to us seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause. You can read more about this in our Safeguarding Policy or on the government website.

What to do if you have a concern:

  • Contact the Prevent Lead from the Local Authority - in Prevent priority areas, the local authority will have a Prevent lead who can also provide support. You can also contact your local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). They can talk to you in confidence about your concerns and help you gain access to support and advice.
  • Contact the Department for Education’s Dedicated Helpline: 020 7340 7264 – this will enable staff and governors to raise concerns relating to extremism directly. Concerns can also be raised by email to counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that the helpline is not intended for use in emergency situations, such as a child being at immediate risk of harm or a security incident, in which case the normal emergency procedures should be followed.

More information here about the Prevent Duty and advice for schools and childcare providers, please click here.

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