Scotty’s Little Soldiers fully recognises the contribution it can make in protecting children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children. The charity is exclusively focused on providing support to children and young people and it is our ambition to set the industry benchmark when it comes to their safeguarding. Our policy is focused on prevention, protection and support.
We will establish and maintain an ethos where our children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children will be able to talk freely to any team member or support volunteer if they are worried or concerned about something.
All team members and support volunteers in contact with children will know how to recognise a disclosure from a child and will know how to manage this. We will not make any promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will be clear about what the adult they have spoken to will do with whatever information they have been told.
We will provide activities and opportunities that will equip our beneficiaries with the knowledge they need to stay safe. At all times we will work in partnership and try to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies and organisations.
View our current Safeguarding Young People Policy here.