Safe Guarding Policy
Our Safeguarding Policy
This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and the board of directors, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone working on behalf of ‘Virtual Racing Services Ltd’.
The purpose of this policy:
- To protect children and young people who receive Virtual Racing Services Ltd products and services. This includes the children of adults who use our services
- To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection
‘Virtual Racing Services Ltd’ believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.
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 2014
We recognise that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children Act 1989
- All children regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation
- Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or issues
- Working in partnership with children, young people, their 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 them and respecting them
• Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures
• Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through safeguarding, support, training and quality assurance measures
• Recording and sharing information professionally and securely, and sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posters, one-to-one discussions
• Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies that need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately.
• Using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
• Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
• Ensuring that we have effective complaints measures in place
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually, This policy was last revised on 31st July 2018.