Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Foundation of Light takes safeguarding very seriously - nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of the people that we work with. We ensure that our staff receive Enhanced DBS checks, and endeavour to provide up to date training with relevant agencies.

We commit to taking any reasonable action to ensure the safety of all those who use our services, whether they are children, young people or adults. However, it is important to know in cases where we have reason to be concerned that someone may be subject to significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, Foundation of Light will have no alternative but to follow SSCB (Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board) and SSAB (Sunderland Safeguarding Adult Board) procedures and inform the relevant safeguarding board of our concern.

 

WHAT ARE ENHANCED DBS CHECKS?

A Criminal Record Check at Enhanced Disclosure level, often refers to as an Enhanced DBS, is the highest level required for positions that can involve caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults.

For more information refer to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

 

POLICIES

 

 

FOUNDATION OF LIGHT AND SUNDERLAND AFC CONTACTS

 

Foundation of Light Safeguarding Manager

Kat Nicholson 

kat.nicholson@foundationoflight.co.uk | 0191 537 7959

 

Director of Community Operations

Sarah Howell

sarah.howell@foundationoflight.co.uk | 0191 537 7959

 

Sunderland AFC Safeguarding Officer

Debra Flasby

debra.flasby@safc.com | 0191 551 5071

 

TO REPORT CONCERNS IF FOUNDATION OF LIGHT OR SUNDERLAND AFC STAFF ARE UNAVAILABLE

 

Concerns about a child:

Sunderland:

0191 561 5560 | http://www.sunderlandscb.com/

 

County Durham:

0300 026 7979 | http://www.durham-lscb.org.uk/

 

South Tyneside:

0191 424 5010 (office hours) or 0191 456 2093 (out of hours) | https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/35808/Safeguarding-Children-Board

 

Concerns about an adult:

Sunderland:

0191 520 5560 (office hours) or 0191 520 5552 (out of hours) | http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1207

 

County Durham:

0300 026 7979 | http://www.safeguardingdurhamadults.info/

 

South Tyneside:

0191 424 4049 | https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/55983/Safeguarding-Adults-Board

 

Concerns about a member of staff (Whistle-Blowing):

Sunderland LADO:

0191 561 3901 | http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10641

 

County Durham LADO:

0300 026 8835 | http://www.durham-lscb.org.uk/professionals/

 

South Tyneside LADO:

0191 424 7747 | http://www.proceduresonline.com/nesubregion/South_Tyneside_SCB/contacts.html

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection:

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

NSPCC:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

Childline:

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

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