The purpose of this policy statement is:
to protect children and young people who receive It’s Your Mojo’s services from harm.
to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of It’s Your Mojo, including managers and the Directors, paid staff, volunteers, contractors and students.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales. A summary of the key legislation is available from nspcc.org.uk/learning.
We believe that:
Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practice in a way that protects them.
We recognize that:
the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
valuing, listening to and respecting them
appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people
adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures
providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently
recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance [It’s Your Mojo is registered with Information Commissioner’s Office: ico.org.uk/for organisations]
making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern
using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately
using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
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
ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns
Nominated Child Protection Lead
Name: Prity Agarwal
Phone: +44 7894906399
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
Children's Internet Safety Test - with Virgin Media
At It's Your Mojo, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely.
We would like to share this link to a Children's Internet Safety Test in conjunction created by the experts at Virgin Media O2 - to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online:
Take the Children's Internet Safety Test