Shine’s Safeguarding policy statement

Our policy aims to ensure that all those who connect with the charity have a positive experience and are safeguarded.

SHINE acknowledges our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with the Charities Commission best practice.

We acknowledge that some children and adults at risk can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy, we:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk
  • aim to ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse
  • support individuals who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • aim to avoid the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals by undertaking safeguarding checks on all staff and volunteers
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

SHINE’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in the charity.


The policy will be reviewed every 2 years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation; and/or
  • government guidance as a result of any other significant change or event.


(Last reviewed June 2018)



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