Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults policy
Agored Cymru recognises that all learners have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and should be given the opportunity to gain the maximum benefit possible from their educational opportunities.
Agored Cymru is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults in all aspects of its activity.
The groups which need to be included
A child is considered to be anyone who has not yet reached their eighteenth birthday.
A vulnerable adult is defined as a person who is eighteen years of age or over, and who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of her/himself, or unable to protect her/himself against significant harm or exploitation.
Recognised Agored Cymru centres working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be required to:
- Develop a safeguarding policy in line with current legislation
- Provide regular training to staff to ensure they are aware of the policy, the appropriate referral procedures and lines of responsibility in dealing with safeguarding issues.;
Charity Commission Website
Equality and Diversity policy
Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under the Children Act 2004 (2006)
Welsh Assembly Government | In Safe Hands: Implementing Adult Protection Procedures in Wales, July 2000
In Safe Hands: Implementing Adult Protection Procedures in Wales (2000)