CHILD SAFE-GUARDING POLICIES AND PROCESS
The safeguarding and protection of all the young persons that work with Chapter2 is of paramount importance. Chapter2 has consulted with other mentoring agencies and youth worker professionals to understand best practice for child safeguarding and believe that a multi-layered approach is required.
Chapter2 works in partnership with Host Organisations (such as a church) embedded within communities.
The Host Organisation is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the mentors within their communities and are therefore also responsible for child safeguarding consistent with their policies and procedures. Chapter2 will only partner with Host Organisations which have a robust child safeguarding policy such as that described below. Advice on these matters has already be sought from CCPAS and will continue to be sought in the future.
Ensuring that appropriate mentors are recruited and provided with the adequate training and support is critical. Therefore, at a minimum, Chapter2 will require the following safeguards from its partners;
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