Changing Faces believes that everyone has the right to protection from abuse and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone engaged in the breadth of its activities.
Many of our staff and volunteers have contact with people who may be distressed or anxious. The charity thus undertakes to provide a safe environment for its staff and volunteers and clients. Changing Faces also recognizes that children, young people and vulnerable adults are at particular risk of abuse within society, and is committed to ensuring that these groups are protected whilst in receipt of our services or participating in our work.
Any suspicions or allegations of abuse, or behaviour that could be harmful to someone who is vulnerable, will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. When a child or vulnerable adult is judged to be at risk (of abuse or harm – including self-harm or suicide), confidentiality may be breached by the designated Safeguarding Staff by contacting an appropriate third party (usually NHS, Social Services or the Police). Further details about how to contact Safeguarding Staff are included in the Safeguarding Flowchart referred to in our policy. The Safeguarding Policy must always be read by staff and volunteers in conjunction with the relevant procedures and other documents.
To read our Safeguarding Policy please Click here.