Safeguarding Statements

Child Protection Policy Statement

To download a copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures click here

  1. Worth Unlimited is a Christian charity committed in all areas of its work to providing a safe, welcoming environment, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. This document is relevant to all aspects of Worth Unlimited’s work with children and young people. Our aim is to help young people to ‘build hope, unlock potential and realise worth’ which by definition includes freedom from abuse of any kind.

  2. Worth Unlimited’s work amongst children and young people (a “child” or “young person” is defined as being a person under the age of 18) carries a particular responsibility for their protection, well-being and development, and every adult shares a measure of responsibility in this. We take seriously the charge given by Jesus to welcome and protect children.

  3. It is the responsibility of every adult to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse of or the neglect of children and young people and to report any actual or suspected abuse that comes to light.

  4. All those who wish to work with children or young people will be subject to the agreed procedures for the appointing of workers in this area of work.

  5. In many situations, Worth Unlimited work in partnership with schools and other youth agencies. In each circumstance, negotiation will be made about whose Child Protection procedures to follow but it is generally accepted that it will be the schools/agencies system that is used in most cases, provided they do not conflict with the procedures outlined in this document.

  6. Worth Unlimited is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing adequate supervision. To this end, every paid employee and volunteers as far as possible will undertake training in Child Protection issues and seek to update their knowledge annually.

  7. Each staff member or volunteer will be given access to a copy of the Child Protection policy with agreed procedures and will be expected to observe them. The Policy will also be made easily accessible to children and young people participating in our projects.

  8. Each local project of Worth Unlimited will appoint a Designated Safeguarding Lead and, if possible, a Deputy. The Safeguarding Lead will usually be the Project Manager, but this does not have to be the case. The names of these people will be clearly displayed in any office space and given to all staff and volunteers, along with out of hours contact numbers where appropriate.

  9. The Board of Worth Unlimited are committed to an annual review of this policy.

Adults at Risk Policy Statement

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  1. Worth Unlimited is a Christian charity committed in all areas of its work to providing a safe, welcoming environment, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. This document is relevant to all aspects of Worth Unlimited’s work with adults at risk.
  2. Worth Unlimited’s work amongst adults deemed to be at risk carries a responsibility for their protection, well-being and development, and every adult shares a measure of responsibility in this.
  3. It is the responsibility of every adult to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse of or the neglect vulnerable people and to report any actual or suspected abuse that comes to light.
  4. All those who wish to work with Worth Unlimited will be subject to the agreed procedures for the appointing of workers in this area of work.
  5. In many situations, Worth Unlimited works in partnership with other agencies. In each circumstance, negotiation will be made about whose procedures to follow but it is generally accepted that it will be the agency’s system that is used in most cases, provided they do not conflict with the procedures outlined in this document.
  6. Worth Unlimited is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work in the organisation, and to providing adequate supervision. To this end, every paid employee and volunteers as far as possible will undertake training and seek to update their knowledge annually.
  7. Each staff member or volunteer will be given access to a copy of the Safeguarding Adults at Risk policy with agreed procedures and will be expected to observe them. The Policy will also be made easily accessible to people participating in our projects.
  8. Each local project of Worth Unlimited will appoint a Designated Safeguarding Lead and, if possible, a Deputy. The Safeguarding Lead will usually be the Branch Leader, but this does not have to be the case.  The names of these people will be clearly displayed in any office space and given to all staff and volunteers, along with out of hours contact numbers where appropriate.
  9. The Board of Worth Unlimited are committed to an annual review of this policy.