Edmonton Community Partnership operates with a child and young person-centred approach. It is the commitment of the organisation to deliver its activities and programmes with the welfare and safety of all children and young people at the centre of all design and delivery.
Edmonton Community Partnership has a legal and moral responsibility to implement procedures that provide a duty of care of all children and young people and to safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse or poor practice on any grounds.
Edmonton Community Partnership appreciates that its work with young people living in areas of deprivation requires that it to take a contextualised approach to safeguarding. This means acknowledging the extra risks posed to young people due to the community they live in and social factors impacting upon their life. More information about contextualised safeguarding can be found at the link at the bottom of this page.
Edmonton Community Partnership’s Safeguarding approach is guided by the following principles:
The welfare and safety of children and young people (under 18 years of age) is the primary concern.
Edmonton Community Partnership aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children:
- Have a positive and enjoyable experience of all school based and community based activities in a safe and child-centred environment
- Are safe and protected from any harm whilst participating in a sporting or other Edmonton Community Partnership activity
Edmonton Community Partnership acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable and accepts the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether the safety and welfare of a child or young person is at risk, but Edmonton Community Partnership views it is everyone’s responsibility to be alert and report any concerns.
Safeguarding and the Edmonton Community Partnership Network
Edmonton Community Partnership expects any organisation operating within the network and delivering Edmonton Community Partnership programmes to meet a basic set of safeguarding standards. These standards are set out to any organisation wishing to join the Edmonton Community Partnership network, and organisations must demonstrate how they meet these basic safeguarding standards.
In addition, it is also Edmonton Community Partnership ' role to support organisations by signposting them to resources and expertise that can help them to develop their safeguarding work.
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