YMCA Thames Gateway is serious about safeguarding. The Association is committed to protecting the welfare of all children, young people and those adults who may be at risk of harm, as they participate in services and/or activities. To fulfil this commitment a number of arrangements are in place.
There are policies and procedures across our businesses to ensure a focus on the safety of children, young people and those adults who may be at risk of harm. Staff and volunteers throughout the Association are responsible for ensuring they are familiar with these and new staff and volunteers are appropriately inducted. Policies and procedures include but are not limited to Disclosure & Barring Service Checks, appropriate selection, recruitment and supervision, performance management, continuing education, reporting and codes of conduct.
YMCA Thames Gateway has a designated Safeguarding Lead and persons to whom any safeguarding concerns will, in the first instance, be reported and who will then discuss and agree appropriate action. There is a Safeguarding Group which considers all matters relating to safeguarding and whose membership includes management from key operational teams.