The Trust is committed to the principle that the 'welfare of the child is paramount'. In complying with The Children Act 1989, we recognise the importance of co-operation and partnership when working with parents, children, families and other agencies to prevent child abuse.
The Trust has formally adopted the policies and procedures set out by local Children's Safeguarding Boards of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Through membership of the local Safeguarding Boards and their associated sub-committees, the Trust will ensure compliance with national standards, policy and best practice.
All Trust employees have a duty to familiarise themselves with and operate within the policies relating to their area of practice. All staff undergo Safeguarding Training as part of their mandatory training cycle.
The Trust has its own Child Protection/ Safeguarding Policy Statement that makes clear the obligations of staff who come into contact with children, either directly or by proxy dealing with adult clients who are parents or carers, in the course of their work.