Taking Safeguarding Seriously
Safeguarding is a serious focus for us, because keeping people safe is important.
We work hard so that everyone is safe.
We turn words into action, since we want to provide a safe space for everyone.
Our Policy and practice
The Pastoral Council review and agree our safeguarding policy each year. To help you, you can read that policy here: Safeguarding Policy 2017.
Therefore, those who work with children and vulnerable adults:
- must have a valid DBS check where they undertake ‘regulated activities’
- they sign a self-disclosure statement… because all our volunteers do
- provide references… thus we can check they are who they say they are
- have training… so that everyone follows best practice.
- Our safeguarding team carry out the checks and oversee our policy.
- We follow up any concerns so that we are as safe as we can be.
Mrs Shirley Veater is our Safeguarding Officer.
If you have a question or concern
We want this work to be great. So Shirley can deal with any concerns and point you to the right person.
You should always Dial 999 if you believe a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger.
Our task is to be vigilant. We re-appraise our policy and protocols regularly to create the safest possible environment for everyone who engages with The Brighton Oratory.