Age Concern Windsor
Spencer Denney Centre
Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Statement

  • Safeguarding is a fundamental part of Age Concern Windsor’s work and this commitment is reflected in the standards and the values of our organisation, which inform and support all of our safeguarding activity:
    We are respectful
    We treat others as they would want to be treated
    We are inclusive
    We work together, we involve and we consult
    We are solutions-focused
    We ensure that what we do makes a real difference
    We are expert
    We strive to be the best at what we do
    We are empowering
    We support others to achieve their goals

Guiding Principles

  • Everyone's responsibility - Everyone at Age Concern Windsor has a responsibility to keep children and adults who need care and support safe from abuse and neglect.

    Prevention - We will put sensible measures in place to prevent abuse, including the use of safe recruitment practices, promoting safe working practice and raising awareness of safeguarding.

    Protection – We will provide policy, procedures, information and training to enable all Age Concern Windsor staff to identify and respond appropriately to concerns about abuse.

    Partnership – Age Concern Windsor will work in Partnership with statutory, regulatory and other relevant organisations to ensure that safeguarding concerns are responded to appropriately.

    Empowerment – We will be person-centred and uphold rights in our safeguarding work

    Accountability - We aim to be transparent in our approaches and recognise the need for continuous learning and improvement

Roles and Responsibilities

  • All staff and volunteers
    Every individual working for Age Concern Windsor, irrespective of their role, has a part to play in safeguarding children and adults who need care and support. All staff will undertake training and must familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
  • Trustees
    Age concern Windsor’s trustees approve the Safeguarding Policy and have a duty of care to the charity, which includes taking the necessary steps to safeguard those at risk from abuse, managing risk and protecting the reputation of the charity.
  • Head of Safeguarding
    The Head of Safeguarding is the Designated Person for Safeguarding at Age Concern Windsor. They are responsible for developing and ensuring Safeguarding within the organisation with the support of Trustees.

Breaches of Policy

  • Failure to comply with Age Concern Windsor’s safeguarding policy may be managed in a number of ways, depending on the nature and consequences of any incident. In some cases a combination of responses may be required.

    Local authority co-ordinated safeguarding investigation
    Police investigation
    Referral to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
    People & Performance disciplinary process
    Serious incident reporting to The Charity Commission
    Internal review or co-operation with an external review

    Associated documents:
    Age Concern Windsor's Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
    Age Concern Windsor’s Recruitment & Selection Procedure
    Age Concern Windsor's Whistleblowing Policy
    Age Concern Windsor's Health and Safety Policy Statements

Copyright ©2016 Age Concern Windsor
Spencer Denney Centre. Tel: 01753 860685 
Registered Charity No.1177688. 

Age Concern Windsor acknowledge with thanks the funding they have received from R.B.W.M. in support of the Spencer Denney Centre.

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