Headliners (UK) is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of everyone involved in the organisation. 

We believe that:

  • all children have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief sex or sexual orientation
  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we make
  • we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to operate in a way that protects them
  • working in partnership with children and young people, parents/guardians and other relevant agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare
  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
  • extra safeguards may be needed to keep children and young people who are additionally vulnerable, safe from abuse

We achieve this by:

  • valuing, listening to and respecting all children and young people we work with
  • recruiting staff and volunteers using our Recruitment and Selection policy which is based on the ‘safer recruitment’ principles
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through induction, supervision, support and training
  • ensuring that we provide a safe environment for beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, by using our Health and Safety policy in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
  • having a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO), a deputy DSO and a lead Safeguarding Board member
  • building a safeguarding culture where staff, volunteers and beneficiaries treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns
  • ensuring effective and robust safeguarding policies, procedures and protocols are in place and that all staff know the procedures to follow in the event of a safeguarding incident
  • creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
  • ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place by using our Whistleblowing policy
  • sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and young people, parents/guardians and referral partners
  • using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children and young people, parents/guardians and partners as appropriate
  • taking all concerns seriously and responding without delay using our Safeguarding procedures that are in line with legislation and guidance
  • recording and securely storing confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns in line with our Data Protection policy in accordance with legislation

You can read more in our safeguarding adults policy and safeguarding children policy in our Policy Library