Hospice in the Weald believes it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a child in UK law.
The purpose of the policy is:
- To provide protection for the children and young people who receive our services, including the children of patients, family members and carers.
- To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be at risk of harm.
The above is an extract from our Safeguarding Children policy. To continue reading the full document, please click here.