Worldwide Mission Fellowship (WWMF) is committed to prioritising the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults in everything that we do. Staff and volunteers are responsible for this and to support them we have a range of procedures, guidance and policies with ongoing training and development.
|REPORT A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN|
If you want to report a safeguarding concern that falls under the remit of WWMF, please contact:
WWMF Safeguarding team Tel: 0208 473 8851Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALWAYS REMEMBER – In any situation where you think a child, young person or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of harm, then contact the emergency services.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the measures and actions that are taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm, which could include being victims of physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse and neglect. At WWMF we have safety and safeguarding policies, procedures and guidance developed to guide staff and volunteers in what to do and ensure we remain a safe space for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
What is child, young person, or vulnerable adult protection?
Child, young person, and vulnerable adult protection is the process we undertake to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults we suspect have experienced or are experiencing harm. We have clear procedures for staff and volunteers to follow to ensure any safeguarding concerns are responded to appropriately and reported promptly. Anyone can report a safeguarding concern or allegation, not just our staff and volunteers.
Why should we safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults?
- At WWMF we acknowledge that children, young people and adults can be the victims of physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual abuse and neglect.
- We recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults.
- We stand firm that all types of abuse are unacceptable and wrong and should be reported.
- We recognise that there are individuals in our communities that children, young people and vulnerable adults need to be protected from
- We believe that safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff and volunteers at WWMF
- We are committed to implementing transparent safeguarding processes within our organisation help to identify unsafe individuals and to enable us to respond to concerns appropriately.
- We are resolute that safeguarding concerns must never be ignored
How is WWMF creating a safe environment?
WWMF has policies and procedures for staff and volunteers to promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and protect them from experiencing harm.
- Safer recruitment – our recruitment process ensures that only suitable staff and volunteers are appointed to work at WWMF. This includes an interview process, references, and ensuring vetting & barring checks are completed.
- Training and support – Mandatory training is provided to staff and volunteers, to ensure they know how to identify, respond and disclose safeguarding concerns. Our training is regularly evaluated and reviewed to ensure it is current and relevant.
- Policies and procedures – WWMF have a comprehensive robust safeguarding policy with procedures. A copy of this policy can be requested at email@example.com
- Staff and volunteers code of conduct – This outlines the expectations we have of our staff and volunteers in relation to their behaviours and actions. By following the code of conduct staff and volunteers will ensure they conduct themselves appropriately, doing the correct things in the correct way.
- Good practice guidance – We want our staff and volunteers to be safe, approachable, and caring role models for children, young people and vulnerable adults. As such we have developed guidance and will continue to review and update our guidance to support staff and volunteers in their roles.
- Challenging poor practice – It is also essential that everyone challenges poor practice, even when there is a belief that the motives of an individual are well-intentioned.
- Getting advice and support – Advice and support are always available from our staff and volunteer pastoral support team as well as through our designated safeguarding leads
All of our policies, procedures, and guidance are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain current and in line with changing legislation.
You can also find more information on safeguarding online at: