Homes for Support are committed to ensuring that our Young People are helped and protected at all times. Our teams are fully trained in safeguarding practice and this is refreshed regularly in supervision and team meetings.
Our children and young people have the right to feel safe in their home and we are committed to ensuring that this is achieved. We do this in many ways:
All staff have Enhanced DBS checks with full references prior to commencing employment
All visitors to the home are vetted before entering
Security is maintained within the property
The home meets environmental health standards
All staff receive safeguarding training which is refreshed every two years
Designated child protection officer poster available for all children, staff, parents and Local Authority representatives
The safety and well-being of the children and young people is paramount and is underpinned in all care provided within the home. This is fully supported in Homes for Support ltd policy of safeguarding children where its procedures clearly are a key to keeping children safe.
All children and young people have individual risk assessments which are regularly reviewed and monitored. We are careful to ensure that these risk assessments do not infringe the rights of the child/young person and allow them to take an element of risk in order to grow and learn.
Staff are familiar with and adhere to child protection protocol and will be prompt in raising a child protection concern. They are familiar with and will refer to: