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child safeguarding

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING 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 31:8 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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TRAINING

TRAINING

All potential mentors must undertake a suitable training programme. The training programme will also be used to assess the suitability of the candidates.

MONITORING & SUPPORT

 

Every mentor will be managed by a trained co-ordinator whose role is to provide regular supervision and support.

MONITORING & SUPPORT

All potential mentors must undertake a suitable training programme. The training programme will also be used to assess the suitability of the candidates.

APPLICATION & REFERENCES

 

All potential mentors are required to complete a formal application and to provide at least two character references.

APPLICATION & REFERENCES
PARENTAL SUPPORT

PARENTAL SUPPORT

 

Parental / guardian engagement will be maintained and monitored to ensure the parent / guardian is kept informed and is supportive of the mentoring relationship.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

BACKGROUND CHECKS

 

All potential mentors with undergo an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check (formerly CRB) and barred list check where appropriate.

GROUP SUPPORT

 

The group activities provided by Chapter2 provide a further means to monitor and support the mentor and mentee.

GROUP SUPPORT

All potential mentors must undertake a suitable training programme. The training programme will also be used to assess the suitability of the candidates.

SIGNED AGREEMENT

 

If the Mentor candidate is accepted then they will be required to enter into a written agreement with the Host Organisation which will include specific reference to adherence to the organisations child safeguarding policy.

SIGNED AGREEMENT
INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW

 

All potential mentors will be interviewed in person to assess suitability.

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