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Safeguarding

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Safeguarding

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (the Council) has developed a Child and Adults at Risk Safeguarding Policy, which applies to all employees, elected members, volunteers, contractors, grant-aided organisations and those using our facilities irrespective of their function, remit or role. 

There is an expectation that all employees will work in partnership as they apply this policy to their work with children and adults who may be at risk of harm or in need of protection.

The Policy includes:

  • Reporting guidelines

  • Recruitment and vetting of personnel

  • Employee Code of Conduct i.e. what is expected of employees when dealing with children

  • Types of abuse and their commonly accepted definitions

The Council's Children & Adults at Risk Safeguarding Policy that can be accessed by clicking here

The appointment of a designated Safeguarding Manager and the formation of an interdepartmental Safeguarding Working Group highlight the Council's commitment to Safeguarding.  

To view the Council's Safeguarding booklet please click here


Safeguarding Training

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council work in partnership with both Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the South Eastern Trust to help provide free Child Protection training for community groups.

Please use the links below to get more information about how to access this free training:

 

South Eastern Trust area:  http://keepingsafeset.hscni.net

Belfast Trust area: http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/services/KeepingChildrenSafeProject.htm