Redacre Growing Project Safeguarding Policy

The Redacre Growing Project is committed to ensuring that all members and users are safeguarded while using its services and facilities.

Scope of the Policy

The aim of this policy is to ensure both:

Definitions

A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 or over:

“Who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness, and is or may be unable to take care of him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.”

A child is defined as a person under the age of 18. Exceptions to this are children who are placed in local authority care who are usually classed as children until 21, and those with special needs are regarded as children while aged under 25.

What is abuse?

Abuse is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any other person or person. It can take a variety of forms.

Children

Vulnerable adults

Although the forms of abuse are the same for vulnerable adults, the definitions may alter slightly, with additional forms of abuse which may be relevant to vulnerable

Implementing this policy

The Redacre Growing Project Directors will:

What to do if you are concerned?

Report any concerns to our Safeguarding Lead:

Meg Allen (Treasurer)
4, Woodhouse Grove, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5JW.
Email: megallen@btinternet.com
Tel: 01422 751 226 or  07804 966 338

She will take up your concerns with the Directors and consult with Calderdale safeguarding teams. She will keep the information you give her in confidence and will make a record of the date and time of her discussion with those teams and who she spoke to and will report back to the Directors with guidance and recommendations for any further action.  

What happens if someone discloses something or makes an allegation?