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Barnardo's Plymouth Safeguarding Statement

Keeping Children Safe is our highest priority

We are here to help, to support you and your children.

The aim of our services being to improve lives and experiences for families with children. In the course of our work we may hear about personal details and while we have to record our work to provide a good service and evidence what we are doing, we will not share this type of information with anyone outside Barnardo’s without asking your permission.

There is one exception to this; we cannot promise to keep information to ourselves if we believe a child’s safety is at risk.

We know that like us you want children to be safe, and will understand the reason for this policy:

  • If we are worried about a child in any way, we might need to talk to another worker or a line manager about this.
  • Whenever possible we will first speak with you and your child to seek permission.
  • We will talk to you about our concerns and because we are aware these conversations can be challenging and frightening we will keep you informed of what we are doing and when and why.

However, sometimes if we believe the child, you or a worker is at risk we may need to talk to others without your permission.

Everyone can help to keep children and young people safe from harm.

Pease speak to a member of staff if:

  • You are worried about a child or young person
  • You are a child or young person and you are worried about yourself or someone else
  • You are concerned about the behaviour of a member of staff
  • Or is you are not happy about something or think we could do something better regarding safeguarding.

If you wish to know more about the policies of Barnardo's Plymouth, you can speak to any of our staff, who will be happy to provide more information and answer any queries.

Useful Links

What to do if you are worried a Child is being abused

Plymouth Safeguarding Board




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