This policy applies to Children’s Radio UK Ltd, the official company name for Fun Kids.
If you have any questions about this safeguarding and child protection policy please send an email to [email protected].
Purpose of policy
This policy sets out how the Children’s Radio UK Ltd (‘CRUK’) will safeguard and promote the welfare of children that attend CRUK studios and events.
CRUK will achieve this by providing a safe environment and ensuring its staff have the skills and knowledge to take action where children are in need of help or protection.
CRUK acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Ofcom requirements.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, all children:
- have a positive and enjoyable experience at in a safe and child centred environment
- are protected from abuse whilst participating in activity provided by CRUK
CRUK acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
As part of our safeguarding policy, CRUK will:
- promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
- ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
- ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents / concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
- ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
- prevent the employment / deployment of unsuitable individuals
- ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in CRUK. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.
The policy will be reviewed annually, or in the following circumstances:
- changes in legislation and/or government guidance
- as required by Ofcom
- as a result of any other significant change or event.
Changes to this policy
1st September 2015