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Safeguarding policy statement

Rugby Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and protecting them from abuse when they are engaged in services organised and provided by, or on behalf of, the council.

The council will, through its recruitment and selection policy, ensure that suitable people are selected for working with children and vulnerable adults.

The council will take seriously any concern made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider, child or vulnerable adult and treat it sensitively.

Referrals made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider cannot be anonymous. These should be made in the knowledge that individuals may be required to be prosecution witnesses. This will be made clear to the individual that made the referral.

The council will not tolerate harassment of any councillor, employee, volunteer, contractor, child or vulnerable adult who raise concerns of abuse.

Rugby Borough Council will work in cooperation with Warwickshire County Council. It will comply with the Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults and Local Safeguarding Children Board inter-agency procedures and will respond positively to any recommendations regarding the improvement of its safeguarding policies and procedures.

The council will provide high standards of activities, by engaging children and young adults and protecting them from abuse when they are engaged in services organised and provided by, or on behalf of, the council.

The council will, through its recruitment and selection policy, ensure that suitable people are selected for working with children and vulnerable adults.

The council will take seriously any concern made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider, child or vulnerable adult and treat it sensitively.

Referrals made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider cannot be anonymous. These should be made in the knowledge that individuals may be required to be prosecution witnesses. This will be made clear to the individual that made the referral.

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