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Safeguarding Policy

Earth Moves have a worker who has completed a safeguarding certificate and is responsible for safeguarding individuals.


Earth Moves ensures safe guarding policies and procedures are in place.


Earth Moves take appropriate steps are followed to ensure safeguarding legislation is adhered to.

We ensure;

• That the welfare of vulnerable adults is given the highest priority by the

organisation, its management and volunteers

• To promote good practice and ensure that volunteers are able to work with

vulnerable adults with confidence

• Ensure that this Practice Guidance and Procedures is enacted and monitored

including the briefing, training and gathering feedback from volunteers

• Monitor contact with vulnerable adults to ensure that the frequency and

the intensity of contact is consistent with the DBS threshold levels.

• Act as the main contact for disclosing information around adult safeguarding

Safeguarding policy working with vulnerable adults. (this project is not designed for children).

All volunteers are DBS checked.

Named individuals acting as safeguarding lead for the organisation.-Paula Staunton.

The policy will be regularly reviewed and updated.

The policy and its associated practices will be regularly communicated to trustees, staff, and volunteers through training.

We have a recruitment policy statement that covers paid staff and volunteers. We follow safe recruitment procedures for all staff and volunteers. We carry out all the checks that are needed for staff and volunteers to carry out their role.

We have developed an induction process for all new staff and volunteers staff and volunteers to receive ongoing supervision, support, appraisal, and working with vulnerable adult training?

We plan activities and events thoroughly in advance and put measures in place to keep vulnerable adults safe. We discuss why safeguards are in place with the vulnerable people we work with. Our registration form asks for details about their needs (medical, dietary, allergies, care needs).

We make sure that information that might be needed in an emergency is readily available.

We ensure anyone taking part in your organisation's activities can access first aid.

We have a procedure for reporting accidents and "near misses", and taking steps to mitigate any risks that may have caused the accident. We comply with health and safety regulations. Staff and volunteers are trained on accident prevention and health and safety.

We have written guidelines and procedures on sharing information, which are compatible with the expectations of your local safeguarding agency.

We make up-to-date information about local services available to staff, volunteers and families.

 Guidance is provided to staff and volunteers as part of a multi-agency response to carrying out assessments and providing support for vulnerable people.

We have a clear policy and procedures about how your organization creates, stores, retains, and disposes of records, which all staff and volunteers follow and understand. We explain to people and their families that you keep records about them and 

Concerns;

• Ensure that the concerns of vulnerable adults are heard and acted upon

• Be responsible for reporting incidents or concerns to appropriate authorities

• Attend appropriate training relevant to the level of engagement with

vulnerable adults to ensure all staff/volunteers remain up to date with current

practice and legislation

• Ensure volunteers have access to further appropriate information