Keeping children and young people safe is an integral part of Barnardo's work.
We believe that everyone has a responsibility to ensure the safety of young people in all circumstances.
- The creation of a culture in which young people are valued and their right to be safe is upheld.
- The management of risk to minimise circumstances where harm may befall young people using Barnardo's services and the services of the organisations we work in partnerships with.
- Where there are concerns about young people's welfare, Barnardo's services take all appropriate actions to address those concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with local agencies.
Our policy and guidance is regularly updated and is based on and compatible with national guidance.