Jigsaw (South East) recognises that we have a duty of care for the children and young people for whom we provide services and that their safety and welfare is paramount. Safeguarding aims to protect children from neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, to ensure they grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
It is the duty of our trustees, staff and volunteers to work within our safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance as set out in our Safeguarding policy.
Jigsaw (South East) will ensure that:
- All children and young people in contact with Jigsaw (South East) will be valued, respected and listened to.
- Staff and volunteers will act upon and record any concerns for the safety and welfare of the children and families they support.
- Current legislation about safeguarding and good practice with children and parents/carers is shared with staff and volunteers.
- An annual review of Safeguarding policies and procedures is undertaken.
ADDENDUM re. COVID-19
Due to Covid 19, Jigsaw (South East) is currently adhering to NHS guidelines and the Coronavirus Act 2020 and adapting our service in response to this. We are currently working with children and families via phone or video calls and have developed online working guidance for staff and a consent form to be completed with families. Staff have been made aware of the particular issues relating to safeguarding and we have shared the NSPCC Coronavirus (Covid 19) Advice and information for parents and carers on our website.
Ref; DfE 2020a Coronavirus (Covid 19) safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers.