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WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C Child Protection Policy

In this document, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and/or WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C refer to WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C. The term “you” and/or “your” refer to all service users of WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C or their advocates, to whom this policy applies. This policy may be subject to change and statutory updates at our discretion.  At WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C, we are committed to a practice which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of issues, which cause children, and young people harm.

We will endeavour to safeguard children and young people by:

  • Adopting child protection guidelines through a code of behaviour for staff and volunteers
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practise with children, parents, staff
    and volunteers
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involving
    parents and children appropriately in accordance with our ethical principles of
  • Following Safer Recruitment procedures for the recruitment and selection of staff and
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support
    and training.
  • We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice at regular intervals.

WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C
Company No: NI670739

Contents of the Policy are as follows:
1. Code of Behaviour
a. Statement of Intent
b. Definition of Safeguarding
c. Guidelines for all WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C and Volunteers
d. Sharing Information about Child Protection and Good Practice with Children, Staff and Volunteers
2. Disqualification by Association
3. Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding
4. Other bodies
5. Explaining Confidentiality to Children in Play and Creative Arts Therapy Sessions
6. Play and Creative Arts Therapy Ethical Framework and Confidentiality
7. Procedure for Reporting Allegations or Suspicions of Abuse (Form 1)
8. Designated Child Protection Persons
9. Important Numbers
10. Record Keeping
11. Good Practice Advice on Disclosure
12. Suspicions and Allegations of Harm and Abuse
13. How WayMaker Child Therapy C.I.C supports the investigation process with other agencies and professionals
14. Safer Recruitment
15. Appraisal and support
16. Whistle Blowing

Please download our full Policy document as a PDF version for your information. Child Protection Policy