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Many of our staff and volunteers have contact with people who may be distressed or anxious. The charity aims to provide a safe environment for its staff, volunteers and clients.
Changing Faces also recognises 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 while 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. This would usually be the designated safeguarding board within the NHS or social services, or the Police.
Changing Faces safeguarding policies must be referred to by staff and volunteers in conjunction with the relevant procedures and other documents.
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If you have any questions about our safeguarding policies, please email us on [email protected]