Safeguarding Policy

FDCW is committed to protecting everyone attending its courses, public forums, and offices from harm and abuse. We will ensure that all staff, consultants, facilitators and volunteers (such as Board members) work together, in line with FDCW’s safeguarding policy, and act promptly when dealing with any allegations, suspicions, or evidence of abuse or inappropriate behaviour.

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY

We will work together to prevent and minimise the risk of abuse or harm. If we have concerns or have been informed that someone is at risk of being abused or harmed or has been abused or harmed, our first duty is to the child or adult concerned.          

DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION

If we know or suspect that someone is at risk, we will respond and ensure our concerns are properly recorded. We will respond according to this policy and other procedures.