Our Safeguarding Commitment

At Chapter One we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of children. We know that we have a clear responsibility to the children we support, and to our staff and volunteers, to ensure that our conduct and training complies with best practice in relation to safeguarding

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Chapter One undertakes:

  • To ensure all Chapter One staff and volunteers are aware of what Safeguarding is and their responsibilities in line with our organisational policy
  • To ensure Chapter One staff and volunteers understand what constitutes appropriate behaviour in their interaction with children
  • To train all Chapter One staff and volunteers in the appropriate procedure to follow should they become concerned that a child is experiencing abuse, or is at risk of abuse
  • To ensure that all volunteers and staff pass a criminal record or Enhanced DBS/ Scottish PVG check before they begin to volunteer or work
  • To ensure that To ensure Chapter One follows an appropriate procedure if an allegation is made against staff or volunteers
  • To ensure that all reading calls are recorded and recordings can be reviewed on demand
  • To ensure Chapter One’s Senior Leadership team regularly reviews data on Safeguarding reports

For a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, please click the download link below.