Safeguarding Policy Policy Statement HIT Training Ltd is strongly committed to practices that protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or significant harm. Staffs recognise and accept their responsibility to develop the awareness of the risks and issues involved in safeguarding. The company also recognises that it has a responsibility to protect staff from unfounded allegations of abuse. The company is committed to working with existing local safeguarding or adult safeguarding Boards and other health and social care partnerships to ensure the safeguarding of its learners. The company will ensure it has one nominated person the Operations Director who has attend the Designated Training workshop delivered by LSIS and the Operations Director will have responsibility for the development and discharge of any HIT Training Ltd procedures in conjunction with Safeguarding. HIT Training Ltd will ensure that there are sufficient in-house trainers to deliver safeguarding awareness training and all staff will be timetabled to attend such training events Definition For the purposes of this policy and procedure children are defined in the Children Act of 1989 as a person under the age of 18 years. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 defines a ‘vulnerable adult’ as a person aged 18 and over and; receiving a social care service receiving a health service living in sheltered accommodation detained in custody or under a probation order requiring assistance in the conduct of his/her affairs receiving a service or participating in an activity targeted at older people, people with disabilities or with physical or mental health conditions Accountability and Responsibility HIT Training Ltd has 3 trained Safeguarding Facilitators able to deliver training and Regional Managers will be responsible for ensuring all their staff undergo the required training and follow the HIT Training Ltd safeguarding policies and procedures. The Operations Director will act as the Safeguarding Designated person and they will be accountable to the Chief Executive and Board. Incidents or concerns are reported at local level to Managers and escalated to the Operations Director. As per the procedure outlined in documents 314 and 382 in the HIT Quality Manual The Operations Director is responsible for monitoring and managing incidents or concerns, maintaining the single annual report and liaising with safeguarding agencies. The HIT Training Ltd Board is responsible for responding to an annual report on safeguarding within the company.
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Roles and Responsibilities of the designated person This responsibility will be in addition to their existing or main roles and responsibilities. The designated worker will take responsibility for promoting positive safeguarding procedures and practice within the organisation. They will receive information from, and offer advice to, staff, volunteers, children and young people, vulnerable adults, parents and carers about concerns relating to vulnerable adult or child protection issues and maintain secure records of this information. They will assess this information promptly and take appropriate action. They must be familiar with national and local safeguarding legislation and guidance, with procedures for referral to the local authority’s children’s or adult’s services and police procedures for investigating abuse of children and vulnerable adults. They must know how to contact, and establish links with your Local Safeguarding Children Boards and the relevant people within children‘s and adult services or police. They will assess the safeguarding development needs of all staff and volunteers and coordinate the training. They will keep all staff and volunteers informed of good practice and new legislation and...