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.

 

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