Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) operates a child centred approach to safeguarding and where concerns about the welfare of a child or adult at risk exists, staff will always act in the best interests of the child or adult at risk.

The Trust fully acknowledges and accepts its responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and adults at risk engaged in Trust activities. It is the duty of all staff working at the Trust to ensure they safeguard children and adults at risk by creating an environment that protects them from harm. 

BACT believes that the general wellbeing, welfare, and safety of all children and adults at risk engaged in Trust activities is of the upmost importance. Burton Albion will fulfil its responsibilities by ensuring it displays best practice in safeguarding matters, carried out in a spirit of partnership and openness with the child or adults at risk, family and the relevant local authority.

COMMITTMENT

Burton Albion Community Trust is committed to being inclusive and providing a safe and positive experience for everyone involved in our activities and aims to protect them by:

  • Adopting a pro-active approach in approach in preventative work.
  • Having clear polices which are audited and reviewed annually.
  • Vetting all staff and volunteers.
  • Providing regular training to ensure staff can identify concerns and are confident when responding, reporting and recording.
  • Embedding safeguarding as a priority throughout the Trust.

BACT Children Policy

BACT Adult Policy

CONTACTS

Kim Realff                                                 Matt Hancock

Designated Safeguarding Officer         Head of Community   

01283 440041                                          01283 246207

07739351146                                           07841669182
kim.realff@burtonalbionct.org            matt.hancock@burtonalbionct.org

Phil Pusey

Trustee

Senior Safeguarding Manager

07974 710 330

phil.pusey@burtonalbionct.org 

CONCERNS

If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or adult at risk who participates in any of our programmes you can contact us via telephone or email. The information you have provided will be reviewed within 24 hours and a decision on what action needs to be taken will be made. You can also fill in our reporting form which can be found using the link below.

We have a duty to share information that you give us with other agencies if we think that a child or adult at risk could be at risk has been or in danger of being harmed. 

Alternatively, concerns can be reported to the following organisations:

·      Staffordshire’s First Response Child Protection Team Phone: 0800 1313 126

·      You can also report a concern online www.staffordshire.gov.uk/health/childrenandfamilycare/childprotection/First-Response/First-Response.aspx

·      The Child Protection in Sport Unit at: cpsu@nspcc.org.uk

·      The NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email: help@nspcc.org.uk

IF A CHILD OR ADULT AT RISK IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER PLEASE CALL THE POLICE

REPORTING

Please give as much as you can about the situation – it will help us or other organisations to take the right action. Tell us the facts that you know, as well as any concerns you have about the individual.

Can I remain anonymous?

If you prefer you can contact Burton Albion Community Trust or other organisations anonymously. However, if more information is needed to protect the child or adult at risk that you are concerned about, your name and contact number would be helpful.  

PLEASE BE ASSURED YOUR DETAILS WILL BE TREATED IN CONFINDENCE. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS WILL ONLY SHARED WITH SAFEGAURDING AGENCIES IF YOU GIVE PERMISSION

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSBILITY

BACT Safeguarding Report Form