CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

STATEMENT OF INTENT

Clevedon Town Council recognises that all children, young people and vulnerable adults regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief or sexual orientation or identity has the right to protection from harm and abuse. Clevedon Town Council shall take steps that are reasonable practicable, to comply with the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 and all other relevant Acts and Regulations.

Clevedon Town Council shall monitor the conduct of staff during work hours to identify any inappropriate behaviour and shall act accordingly and, if necessary, in accordance with its disciplinary procedures

STAFF ENGAGEMENT

Clevedon Town Council shall not allow staff or contractors to have access to Children, young people and vulnerable adults where there is knowledge of that person having any criminal conviction involving children or who are disqualified from working with children.

 

INCIDENTS PROCEDURES

Clevedon Town Council shall keep a dedicated log of all written and oral statements, along with a record of relevant telephone conversations, in event of an incident or allegations under this policy. In the case of a child, young person or vulnerable adults on work experience or training this information will be immediately passed on to the learners Education Institution or primary carer as appropriate.

 

Clevedon Town Council and its staff shall treat all incidents with absolute confidentiality.

 

Clevedon Town Council shall comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, or as amended, for the safe and secure storage of all information relating to children’s personal details or details resulting from any incident or allegation arising within the scope of this policy.

 

MONITORING AND REVIEW

This policy shall be monitored for effectiveness and shall be reviewed when:-

There has been an incident, whether the allegation is proved or not

There is a change in the legislation

 

Clevedon Town Council will ensure that all staff having contact with children, young persons or vulnerable adults are made aware of, understand and act on this policy.