Importantly, our Allegations Policy gives details of what action we will take when concerns are raised with us. Above all, any concerns raised with us will be viewed alongside other appropriate policies. Consequently, these will include our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, Complaints Policy, Safer Recruitment policy and Whistleblowing policy. Furthermore, this policy applies to anyone employed by us including our Directors, staff, and anyone registered with us as a candidate.
Our policies ensure that candidates and staff understand that it is their responsibility to protect children and vulnerable adults. Our code of conduct gives you guidance on what behaviour is expected when on placement to fulfil that responsibility. All agencies have a joint responsibility to ensure that they work together to protect children and adults from harm.
Firstly, a concern may be raised against an adult which suggests that they may be a risk to a child. This includes people who may behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child. Secondly, it includes if someone has possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child. In addition, it includes if someone has behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she may pose a risk of harm. It can include if a person is seen as having behaved or may have behaved in a way that suggests they are unsuitable to work with children.
This policy gives details of what action we will take when such concerns are raised with us and should be raised alongside our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, Complaints Policy, Safer Recruitment policy and Whistleblowing policy.
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