Headliners (UK) Safeguarding Statement

Headliners (UK) is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people involved in the organisation.  All staff, trustees and volunteers employed or engaged in this organisation accept and recognise their responsibility to develop awareness of the issues and circumstances which cause children and young people harm and, the need to take all reasonable steps to protect children and young people from neglect, physical, sexual or emotional harm.  The organisation and all those who are engaged in delivering its services will, at all times, show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of everyone engaged in the programme and will conduct themselves in a way that reflects this.

Headliners endeavours to achieve this by:

  • Providing a safe environment for all children and young people who are engaged in any aspect of the Headliners programme.  By this we mean to provide an environment where unnecessary risks are recognised and prevented.  We also recognise that some risks are inevitable and such cases we intend for those risks to be carefully managed;
  • Adopting a child/young person centred risk assessment approach so that the views and experience of children and young people are central to the development and implementation of policy;
  • Ensuring that all staff, trustees, volunteers and contractors are carefully selected, trained and supervised as appropriate to their role;
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people and their parents or carers appropriately;
  • Being aware of the possible effects of exposure to material we use to research stories, and to the people with whom our members come into contact;
  • Ensuring children, young people, their parents/carers and others involved with the organisation know how to voice concerns or complaints about anything they may not be happy with and;
  • Informing children, young people, their parents/carers and others involved with the organisation about what we do, what can be expected from us and our expectations of them towards others.

 Headliners (UK) Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here: 


Headliners (UK) implements the following policies to ensure the above statement and policy is a reality:

- Safeguarding and Child Protection

- Health and safety

- Staff recruitment

- Training and development

- Staff and member’s code of conduct

- Whistleblowing Policy

- Equal Opportunities

- Complaints and disciplinary


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Headliners (UK) developed a Safeguarding Policy that related to our safe delivery online. A copy of the policy can be downloaded here:


We are also committed to reviewing all policies and practice annually and to involving staff and children and young people in this process.

Ali Talbot

Chief Executive

Headliners (UK)