Our commitment to prevention, reporting and response
that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, gender identity,
disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin has the right to be protected
from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
We are fully
committed to ensuring that our policies and procedures comply with our
principles and duties and reflect current guidance and best practice in
safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We are taking all reasonable
steps to prevent harm, particularly sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
from occurring; and to protect people, especially vulnerable adults and
children, from that harm; and to respond appropriately when harm does occur.
safeguarding policy applies equally to the board of trustees, all staff contracted
by INSO (under any contractual mechanism) and associated personnel whilst
engaged with work or visits related to INSO. We commit to addressing
safeguarding throughout our work using the three pillars of prevention,
reporting and response. All below steps are currently being implemented by INSO.
If you have a safeguarding concern related to INSO please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
all staff have access to, are familiar with and know their
responsibilities concerning our Safeguarding policy;
our operations in a way that protects people from any risk of harm that
may arise from their coming into contact with INSO;
appropriate safeguarding procedures when recruiting, managing and
deploying staff and associated personnel;
staff receive orientation on safeguarding at a level commensurate with
their role in the organisation;
a Designated Person to ensure that safeguarding is given a high priority
up on reports of safeguarding concerns promptly and according to due
- INSO will
ensure that safe, appropriate, accessible means of reporting safeguarding
concerns are made available to staff and those we come in to contact with;
enable this, INSO has appointed the Director of Operations as the named
safeguarding Designated Person who is responsible for ensuring that
safeguarding is given high priority within INSO and that all safeguarding
reports are dealt with in a timely manner.
up safeguarding reports and concerns according to policy and procedure,
and legal and statutory obligations;
appropriate disciplinary measures to staff found in breach of policy. It
is INSO policy to report all crimes to the relevant law enforcement; authorities unless doing so may pose a risk to anyone involved in the
its means, INSO will offer support to survivors of harm caused by staff or
associated personnel, regardless of whether a formal internal response is
carried out (such as an internal investigation).
of INSO’s Policy on Safeguarding and its Code of
Conduct can be accessed here.