Child Protection Policy

Bristol Hebrew Congregation. A Registered Charity. 1139964

Bristol Hebrew Congregation CIO acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, all children  are protected from abuse whilst participating in any provided by the organisation.

Bristol Hebrew Congregation CIO acknowledges that some children can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Bristol Hebrew Congregation CIO will  promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored prevent the deployment of individuals ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Bristol Hebrew Congregation CIO. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in exclusion from the organisation.

Monitoring  

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:  changes in legislation and/or government guidance or as a result of any other significant change or event.

If you have any concerns, these should be reported to an event organiser, or to a member of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation Council here.