Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and
promote the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring
safe practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best
practice and requirements of the not for profit/charitable sector.

The policy recognises that the welfare interests of children, young people and vulnerable adults are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability, or disability gender reassignment, race, religion, or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background of all children, young people and vulnerable adults will;

  • Have a positive enjoyable experience of creative arts and vocational training with Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh) in a safe and child centered environment.
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in classes at Starchild premises or outside
    of the activity centre.

Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh) acknowledges that some children, including disabled children, young people and vulnerable adults or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable.to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh) will;

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and well being of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Ensures everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, clarify, and respond to signs of abuse, neglect, and other safeguarding concerns relating to children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Ensures appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual(s) who raise or disclose their concern.
  • Ensures that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment/deployment of all unsuitable individual(s).
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved
with the charity Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh), Failure to comply with the policy and
procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion
from the organisation.

Monitoring
The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years or in the
following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.
  • As required by local/national voluntary council, Starchild (in memory of Frankie Marsh) or
    Glasgow City Council.
  • As a result of any other significant change or event.