Safeguarding We are fully committed to national safeguarding standards across all of our operations. Dame Kelly Holmes Trust operates with a child and young person-centred approach. It is the aim of the organisation to deliver its activities and programmes with the welfare and safety of all children and young people at the centre of all design and delivery. Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has a legal and moral responsibility to implement procedures that provide a duty of care to all children and young people and to safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse or poor practice on any grounds. Our safeguarding policy applies to all staff and volunteers employed directly by Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as well as those representing Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as contractors, on a full or part-time basis. Our Safeguarding and Protecting Children policy is guided by the following principles: The welfare and safety of children and young people (under 18 years of age) is the primary concern. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children and young people:- Have a positive and enjoyable experience of our programmes in a safe and person centred environment- Are safe and protected from any harm whilst participating in a Dame Kelly Holmes Trust led activity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust acknowledges that some children and young people, including those with disabilities, can be particularly vulnerable and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare. It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether the safety and welfare of a child or young person is at risk, but it is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns. Safeguarding Policy Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy Safer Recruitment Policy Safeguarding Reporting Form If you would like to contact us in relation to our approach to safeguarding or in relation to any safeguarding concerns or issues, then please contact our Designated Safeguarding officer: Alexandra Kurek – [email protected] 07436 267817 or our central number 01225 683084. Alternatively, please contact the NSPCC hotline, which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.