Contextual statement The following child protection procedures are underpinned by numerous pieces of legislation including Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to protection from neglect and from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. GBM acknowledges the duty of care to […]
Within GBM there are a large number of ‘workers’ – some are staff employed by the charity, but most are volunteers working within local settings. In all cases GBM will endeavour to safeguard the children and young people with whom it works by following carefully laid down procedures for their appointment. Once appointed, both employees and volunteers will be given appropriate initial and ongoing training, relevant support and the necessary supervision to equip them for their task.
All volunteers are trained to enable them to be effective and equipped to work with children and/or young people in their care. However, although GBM volunteers seek to do their best for the members of the group(s), occasionally members, parents/carers or church members may question the actions that they have taken.
Information technology and social media have an increasingly significant part to play in GBM life. In order to ensure the safety of members and the integrity of GBM, GBM is committed to ensuring that all volunteers are advised in the safe use of IT and social media.