Child Protection and Safeguarding

Waverley Borough Council is committed to helping protect children and vulnerable adults to improve their quality of life and the Council, as a public authority, has a statutory duty to Safeguard

Waverley’s Councillors, staff and contractors work at the forefront of the Council’s services.  They have a duty to act responsibly and report situations that concern them to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  This is a single point of contact for reporting concerns about the safety of a child, young person or adult.

Policies

Waverley’s Safeguarding Adults Policy

Waverley’s Safeguarding Children Policy.

These policies apply to all staff and elected members who may come into contact with children and young people in the course of their work; whether in someone's home, council premises, or in the community.

Accountability

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that Waverley Borough Council fulfils its Safeguarding responsibilities. 

The designated Child Protection Officer is the Council’s Champion for children and responsible for promoting wellbeing.  They work with the Executive Director to ensure Waverley meets its Safeguarding responsibilities.

Training

The designated officer will be suitably trained in child protection and Safeguarding.

All staff receive training to ensure that the activities that they are involved in during the course of their work are carried out in accordance with Waverley’s policies and procedures relating Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Recruitment

Staff  are appointed in line with the Council's recruitment and selection policies.  Procedures to ensure all that all necessary checks are carried out on individuals expected to work with children or vulnerable adults are carried out..

Contact

Contact Waverley Safeguarding by email safeguarding@waverley.gov.uk.

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