Great Open Door is committed to good practice through our core values of acceptance and professionalism.
The Trustees of Great Open Door – hereafter referred to as “The Trustees” recognises the importance of its ministry to children and young people and its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people entrusted to its care.
As part of its mission, Great Open Door is committed to:
- Valuing, listening to and respecting children and young people as well as promoting their welfare and protection.
- Safe recruitment, supervision and training for all paid workers and volunteers (hereafter “Workers”) within the organisation.
- Adopting a procedure for dealing with concerns about possible abuse.
- Maintaining good links with the statutory childcare authorities and other organisations.
The Trustees recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children and young people.
They also acknowledge that children and young people can be the victims of physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse and neglect.
The Trustees have therefore adopted the procedures set out in its Safeguarding Policy.
It also recognises the need to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary child protection agencies. The Trustees are committed to on-going child protection training for all workers and will regularly review the practice guidelines attached.
The Trustees also undertake to follow the principles found within the Abuse of Trust guidance issued by the Home Office and it is therefore unacceptable for those in a position of trust to engage in any behaviour which might allow a sexual relationship to develop for as long as the relationship of trust continues.