Please click on this link to find the KHMC SAFEGUARDING POLICY, a .pdf file will open in a new tab.
SAFE GUARDING: a brief summary from KHMC: (Please see the above document for the details)
Definition: Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children or other vulnerable groups and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Under new legislation, village halls have a duty of care to all those using the hall to ensure that they are aware of Safeguarding. This is achieved via the Hiring Documents i.e. Booking Form and Conditions of Hire which create a ‘contract’ which passes responsibility for the hall to the group or individual for the period of hire.
If hirers do not already have their own policies for Safe-Guarding, they must be made aware of the hall’s policies and procedures and understand that by hiring the hall they are agreeing to adhere to the hall’s safeguarding principles and procedures.
In a nutshell, hirers of the hall during their period of hire are required to identify those present who have care and support needs or who are at risk of abuse or neglect and to report any safeguarding issue to KHMC.
KHMC have updated the Conditions of Hire with this statement: “Safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk You must ensure that any activities for children, young people and adults at risk are only provided by fit and proper persons in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and 2004, the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and any subsequent legislation. When requested, you must provide us with a copy of your Safeguarding Policy and evidence that you have carried out relevant checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All reasonable steps must be taken to prevent harm, and to respond appropriately when harm does occur. Relevant concerns must be reported. Please click HERE to see the Kelsey Hall Safeguarding Policy.”
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