All organisations that make provision for children and young people must ensure that:
· The welfare of the child is paramount.
· All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.
· Any allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
· All adults working with children and young peoplewill hold a current DBS certificate (CRB) and chaperone licence and have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.
Child Protection Policy Statement
LEADA is committed to safeguard all children involved in any activities from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account.
LEADA will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in their workshops and activities through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines.
A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).