The BRAVE Trust

Safeguarding Statement

Our Safeguarding Commitment

As Trustees and Management Committee of the BRAVE Trust, (The Leadership) we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children and young people.  We acknowledge that children and young people can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. 

We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.  We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse.  They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.”  As the Leadership of the BRAVE Trust, we have therefore adopted the procedures set out in our safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance.  We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding. 

 

The Leadership of the BRAVE Trust undertakes to:

  • Endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.

  • Provide on-going safeguarding training for all its workers and will regularly review the operational guidelines attached.

  • Support the Schools’ Safeguarding Officer and the Trust’s Safeguarding Coordinator in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children.

The full BRAVE Trust Safeguarding policy may be obtained by contacting the Safeguarding Officer