Safeguarding Policy Statement
The purpose of this policy statement is to protect children and young people from harm, particularly those who are beneficiaries of The Trust. The Salford Foundation Trust (The Trust) is registered with the Charities Commission and our Charity Number is 110530.
Our people (Trustees, staff and volunteers)
All paid staff undergo an induction including safeguarding training and an Enhanced Disclose Barring Service check. Where appropriate trustees and volunteers will be required to complete DBS checks where necessary
We encourage and expect best practice from any organisation (Grant Holder) who receives payment for a child or young person supported by The Trust. As part of The Trusts’ offer and due diligence we require confirmation via email that Grant Holders have suitable safeguarding policies in place, for example; that they comply with any safeguarding standards mandated by their local authority’s Safeguarding Board and any umbrella body (e.g. Sports Council) that they belong to; that appropriate safer recruitment processes are implemented for all staff and volunteers that work with children or young people.
If a safeguarding concern is raised about or by a Grant Holder, the matter should be dealt with using their own procedures, as laid out in their Safeguarding Policy. Any concerns will be reported to the Police, Children’s Services and any associated bodies where necessary. The Trust’s Safeguarding Officer will be notified if the safeguarding concern could in any way affect a Trust beneficiary or The Trust’s relationship with the Grant Holder.
Information sharing and data protection
Upon receipt of an application The Trust will anonymise the form prior to sharing with its Board of Trustees and Committee Members, to protect the identity of the applicant and their family.
The Trust is mindful of sharing of information with other parties through social media and/or fundraising activities and will only share information/stories with permission and discretion.
Complaints and whistleblowing
If you have a concern regarding the way in which your application was processed/handled or wish to raise any concerns regarding a Grant Holder, you can contact the nominated Safeguarding Officer
Helen Fenton – Safeguarding Officer
If you feel your safeguarding concerns are not being listened to and wish to contact the The Salford Foundation Trust, Chief Executive’s Office, please call:
Joy Newton, PA to the Chief Executive on 0161 787 8170.