Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff who, during the course of their employment have direct or indirect contact with children and families and vulnerable adults, or who have access to information about them, have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
There is a duty on organisations to make appropriate arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a duty on all agencies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Counting Sheep Sleep Coaching aims to ensure that no act or omission on the part of the organisation, or that of its staff puts a child, young person or vulnerable adult inadvertently at risk; and that systems are in place to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and support staff in fulfilling their obligations.
Our policy focuses on the workplace responsibilities of staff, although responsibilities to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults extend to an individual’s personal and domestic life.
Where there is a safeguarding concern the member of staff will discuss this with you unless it is felt that this would put anyone in danger. The single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people in West Sussex is the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). MASH brings together expert professionals, from services that have contact with children, young people and families, and makes the best possible use of their combined knowledge and resources to keep children from harm and promote these and their family’s wellbeing.
MASH can be contacted by email: MASH@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk
Or by phone:
01403 229 900 (office hours)
0330 222 6664 (out of hours)
Other useful contacts:
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
24 hour Domestic Abuse help line Free phone 0808 2000 247
For further information on safeguarding please contact