Working together to safeguard children

    CFFA believes that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. CFFA has in place arrangements that reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including:

    • a clear line of accountability for the provision of services designed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
    • a senior board level lead taking leadership responsibility for the CFFA’s safeguarding arrangements;
    • a culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings, both in individual decisions and the development of services;
    • clear whistleblowing procedures
    • arrangements which set out clearly the processes for sharing information, with other professionals and with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB);
    • a designated professional lead for safeguarding
    • safe recruitment practices for individuals whom the organisation will permit to work regularly with children,
    • appropriate supervision and support for staff, including undertaking safeguarding
    training:
    • CFFA is responsible for ensuring that the staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role;
    • staff is given a mandatory induction, which includes familiarisation with child protection responsibilities and procedures to be followed if anyone has any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
      clear policies in line with those from the LSCB for dealing with allegations against
      people who work with children.