Safegurading policy

Nicole Henry (I/We) works with children (5-18 years), this involves one to one session in a therapeutic setting.

We aim to protect children who receive services from the Nicole Henry practise. This policy statement applies to anyone working on behalf of Nicole Henry, including admin staff senior volunteers and counsellors.

We believe that: 

  • children should never experience abuse of any kind 

  • we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. 

 

We recognise that: 

  • the welfare of the child is paramount 

  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse 

  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues 

  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare. 

 

We will seek to keep children safe by: 

  • valuing, listening to and respecting them 

  • developing child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures which reflect best practice 

  • sharing information about child protection and safeguarding best practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via newsletters, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions 

  • Annual attendance of safeguarding training

  • recording and storing information professionally and securely.

We follow the Keeping Children Safe in Education guideline.