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  • MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT | THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT | HULL, ENGLAND

    Hûn bi xêr hatin nêzîkatiya meya afirîner a li ser rûpela Piştgiriya Tenduristiya Derûnî. Li vir hûn ê hemî agahdariya ku hûn hewce ne bibînin ku hûn bigihîjin proje û karûbarên me bi mebesta ku tenduristiya derûnî ya erênî pêşve bibin. Îcar gelo muzîka wê an hunera wê ya ku hûn jê re eleqedar in, dibe ku hûn bi meditationê li rihetiyê bigerin, an jî tenê hewce ne ku kesek pê re biaxive, em ê vebijarkek ku wekî kesek li gorî we tê hebin. Ji ber vê yekê klîkek li dora xwe hebe û gava ku hûn amade ne ku têkiliyê deynin em ê ji bo we li vir bin. KOMBÊN KU TU DIKARIN TEVLÎ BIBIN Koma Wênegiriyê Gotin Koma Peyv Koma Nivîsandinê Warren gelek kom hene ku hûn dikarin tê de beşdar bibin da ku tenduristiya derûnî ya erênî pêşve bibin, îkona li jor bikirtînin da ku bêtir fêr bibin! BI XWE BINIVÎSIN Covid-19 me hemûyan veqetandiye - û bihîstina yek ji me bi rastî dijwar kir. Dibêjin axaftin baş e – bihîstin hîn çêtir e. Bi piranî em tenê dengê siyasetmedar û rojnamevanan dibihîzin. Girîng e ku em rasterast ji mirovan bibihîzin da ku fêm bikin ka ew çawa li ber xwe didin an têdikoşin û çima an çawa hewl didin ku van hemîyan fêm bikin. Ji ber vê yekê me hin ji ciwanên xwe wezîfedar kir ku rêzek beşên peyvên axaftinê bi navê Bi Xwe Dinivîsin biafirînin, ku rave dike ka ew ji bo wan çawa ye. Play Video Play Video DAYDREAMING - By Jodie Langford at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video ODE FROM HOME - By Andrew Gooch at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video DEAR STRANGER - By Stephanie Allen at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video 24 HOURS - By Jodie Langford at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video RAMBLINGS OF A LAND IN LOCKDOWN - By Andrew Gooch at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video LIVE LIFE IN LOCKDOWN - By Stephanie Allen at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video LITTLE BY LITTLE - By Jodie Langford at The Warren Youth Project Play Video Play Video A NICER NORMAL - By Andrew Gooch at The Warren Youth Project Three Minute Heroes kampanyayek e ji Projeya Ciwanan a Warren ku piştgirî dide ciwanan ku nivîsandina afirîner û muzîkê bikar bînin da ku bi eşkere, bi ewle û bi ewle li ser tiştê ku di hişê wan de ye biaxivin. Three Minute Heroes ji bo ku ciwan dengê xwe bibihîzin #hearmeout veqetandî ye Naha, kom û muzîkjenên li herêma me destanên dawî didin albûma DUYEMÎN Three Minute Heroes a stranên ku gotinên wê bi taybetî ji hêla ciwanên 14-20 salî ve hatine nivîsandin - ew albûm dê li seranserê cîhanê bi navgîniya Warren Records BELA ji ciwanan re were weşandin. herder. Albûma yekem niha ji bo guhdarîkirinê heye vir. www.threeminuteheroes.com Hûn dixwazin HINERIYA CIWAN We tiştek dît ku we eleqedar dike? Ji kerema xwe dudilî nebin ku têkevin têkiliyê û endamek karmend dê di demek zû de bi we re vegere. Em hêvî dikin ku di demek nêzîk de ji we bibihîzin. Counselling@thewarren.org 01482 218115

  • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN | The Warren

    The Warren of Hull Ltd Safeguarding Children's Policy and Procedures 1. Preface “Processes and procedures are never ends in themselves, but should always be used as a means of bringing about better outcomes for children. No guidance can, or should attempt to offer a detailed prescription for working with each child and family. Working with children and families where there are concerns about a child’s welfare is sensitive and difficult. Good practice calls for effective cooperation between different agencies and professionals: sensitive work with parents and carers in the best interests of the child; and the careful exercise of professional judgement and critical analysis of the available information”. (Working Together to Safeguard Children – A Guide To Inter-Agency Working To Safeguard And Promote The Welfare Of Children-HM Government 1999). 2. Statement of Intent Everyone is responsible for keeping children and young people safe. This policy outlines how The Warren is working with all of its partners to safeguard children and young people. All children and young people have the right to be safe and protected from harm. Every organisation has a responsibility to ensure that all children and young people are protected from abuse. Some children or young people, for example, disabled children, are particularly vulnerable. Organisations should take steps to combat discrimination and actively include all children and young people in their safeguarding measures. Individual children and young people, especially some of the most vulnerable are at greatest risk, and as such will need coordinated help from health, education and children’s social care services. The voluntary sector and other agencies, also have an important role in protecting and safeguarding children and young people. We all have a duty to ​ Safeguard the welfare of children and young people, Protect children and young people, Take appropriate action when anyone becomes aware that a child or young person might be at risk or suffering from abuse or neglect. The Warren works with young people aged between 16-25 years, and under clear guidelines does, on occasion, work with 14-16 year olds under supervision (Working with under 16’s Policy –located in the Planning Office). We have an open access policy and offer a wide variety of services and activities to young people, including a counselling service. The Warren has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people with whom they come in to contact with. To ensure the safety of all young people who use the project we have various safeguards in place. For example, we have a named member of staff on duty as contact worker throughout all opening times. We have regular checks on communal areas such as toilets and corridors, and no areas/rooms are accessible without the presence of a member of staff. It is critical that our guidelines and procedures are clear and understood by all. It is of vital importance to ensure the safety and protection of all children and young people. The Warren will aim to protect and safeguard children and young people by: ​ Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are carefully selected, trained and supervised. All staff will be subject to DBS checks prior to confirmation of employment. Ensuring that the Child Protection Policy and Procedures are regularly reviewed and updated in line with national and local policy developments, and in accordance with the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are given a copy of the child protection policy and procedures at induction, and any updates or amendments will be communicated throughout the staff team immediately, at meetings and in training. Ensuring that staff and volunteers attend appropriate Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Child Protection Training. Letting staff, volunteers, carers, children and young people know how to report concerns about a child, young person, staff member or volunteer, or complain about anything that they are not happy about This will be done via the agencies complaints procedure (see appendix 2). The Warren has designated child protection co-ordinators and all staff, volunteers and service users should report any concerns about a child or young person to them. Their role is to follow the agencies Risk Assessment Procedure to minimise and manage the risks that children or young people may encounter (please see Appendix 1, Risk Assessment Procedure). The Warren’s Designated Child Protection Co-ordinators are; Janet Leonard – Deputy Co-ordinator JJ Tatten – Co-ordinator ​ 3. National and Local Guidance ​ This Child Protection Policy and Procedure should be read in conjunction with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Guidelines and Procedures. In accordance with the Children Act 2004 it is a statutory responsibility for key agencies coming in to contact with children and young people to make arrangements to ensure that in discharging their functions, they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (Section 11, Children Act 2004). Where private or voluntary organisations come in to contact with or offer services to children they should as a matter of good practice take account of this guidance and follow it as far as possible. The following national guidance should also be referred to ​ The Children Act (1989) The Children Act (2004). Every Child Matters. Working Together To Safeguard Children: A Guide to Inter-Agency Working To Safeguard and Promote The Welfare Of Children (HM Government 2006). Human Rights Act (1998). Criminal Justice & Court Services Act (2000). The Protection of Children Act (1999). The Sexual Offences Act (2003). What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused (Department of Health, Home Office, Department for Education & Skills, the Lord Chancellor’s Department, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & the Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2003). The Warren also has a number of policies to safeguard and support the organisation, staff, volunteers and service users. These can be found in the Planning Office and include: ​ Health and Safety Policy, Risk Assessment Policy, Recruitment and Selection Policy, Complaints and Disciplinary Policies, Diversity and Equality Policy, The Warren Empowerment Policy, Staff Induction, Staff Supervision Policy, Confidentiality and Information Sharing Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Volunteer Policy, E-Safety Policy, Working with under 16’s Policy, Vulnerable Adults Policy, (This list is not exhaustive). ​ 4. Safeguarding & Promoting Welfare & Child Protection ​ 4.1 Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: ​ Protecting children from maltreatment. Preventing impairment of children’s health or development Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; Undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully. 4.2 Child Protection ​ Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm. Effective child protection is essential to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However all agencies should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect from harm is reduced. 4.3 Children in Need ​ Children who are defined as ‘in need’, under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, are those whose vulnerability is such that they are unlikely to reach or maintain a satisfactory level of health or development, or their health or development will be significantly impaired, without the provision of services. This includes children with a disability. 4.4 Significant Harm ​ Some children are in need because they are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. The concept of significant harm is the threshold that justifies compulsory intervention in family life in the best interests of the child, and gives the Local Authority a duty to make enquiries to decide whether they should take action to safeguard or promote the welfare of a child who is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm. ​ 5. Who Abuses Children? ​ Children may be abused in a family, in an institutional or community setting, by those known to them, or more rarely, by a stranger. They may be abused by an adult or adults, or another child or children (Working Together to Safeguard Children – A Guide To Inter – Agency Working To Safeguard and Promote The Welfare of Children (HM Government 2006). 6. What are Abuse and Neglect? ​ Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment of a child or young person. Child refers to anyone under the age of 18. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. PHYSICAL ABUSE: Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer fabricates the symptoms of, or deliberately induces, illness in a child. ​ EMOTIONAL ABUSE: Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve conveying to children that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. It may feature age or developmentally inappropriate expectations being imposed on children. These may include interactions that are beyond the child’s developmental capability, as well as overprotection and limitation of exploration and learning, or preventing the child participating in normal social interaction. It may involve seeing or hearing the ill-treatment of another. It may involve serious bullying causing children frequently to feel frightened or in danger, or the exploitation or corruption of children. Some level of emotional abuse is involved in all types of maltreatment of a child, though it may also occur alone. SEXUAL ABUSE: Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, including prostitution, regardless of if the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape, buggery or oral sex) or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, pornographic material or watching sexual activities, or encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways. NEGLECT: Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse. Once a child is born, neglect may involve a parent or carer failing to provide adequate food and clothing, shelter including exclusion from home or abandonment, failing to protect a child from physical and emotional harm or danger, failure to ensure adequate supervision including the use of inadequate care-takers, or the failure to ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment. It may also include neglect of, or unresponsiveness to, a child’s basic emotional needs. This is not an exhaustive list and it must be recognised that it is not the role of staff/volunteers to make an assessment of whether children or young people have suffered harm. Staff/volunteers/child protection co-ordinator do have a duty to report any concerns about harm in accordance with the Local Safeguarding Children Board, Guidelines & Procedures. 7. Recognition of harm ​ The harm or possible harm of a child may come to your attention in a number of possible ways; ​ 1. Information or disclosures given by the child, his/ her friends, a family member or close associate. ​ 2. The child or young person’s behaviour may become different from the usual, be significantly different from the behaviour of their peers, be bizarre or unusual or may involve ‘acting out’ a harmful situation in play. ​ 3. An injury which arouses suspicion because; ​ It does not make sense when compared with the explanation given. The explanations differ depending on who is giving them (e.g. differing explanations from the parent / carer and child). The child appears anxious and evasive when asked about the injury. Suspicion being raised when a number of factors occur over time, for example, the child fails to progress and thrive in contrast to his/her peers. ​ 4. Contact with individuals who pose a ‘risk to children’ (‘Guidance on Offences Against Children’, Home Office Circular 16/2005). This replaces the term ‘Schedule One Offender’ and relates to an individual that that has been identified as presenting a risk or potential risk of harm to children. This can be someone who has been convicted of an offence listed in Schedule One of the Children and Young Person’s Act 1933 (Sexual Offences Act 2003), or someone who has been identified as continuing to present a risk to children. ​ 5. The parent’s behaviour before the birth of a child may indicate the likelihood of significant harm to an unborn child, for example substance misuse, previous children removed from their carers. ​ 6. Substance misuse – the potential for a child to be harmed as a result of the excessive use of alcohol, illegal and controlled drugs, solvents or related substances may occur during a young person’s life. The use of drugs or other substances by parents or carers does not in itself indicate child neglect or abuse, and there is no assumption that a child living in such circumstances will automatically be considered under the child protection procedures. It is important to assess how parental substance use impacts upon the children or young people in the family. ​ 7. Mental Health – Mental illness in a parent or carer does not necessarily have an adverse effect on the child or young person but it is important to assess its implications for any children involved in the family. The adverse effects of parental mental illness on the child are less likely when parental problems are mild, last for a short period of time, are not associated with family disharmony, and where there is another parent or family member who can respond to the child’s needs and offer protection. Where mental illness is accompanied by alcohol misuse, domestic violence or associated with poverty and social isolation, children are particularly vulnerable. 8. Domestic Violence – Children and young people can suffer directly and indirectly if they live in a household where there is domestic violence. It is likely to have a damaging effect on the health and development of children. The amendment made in section 120 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 to the Children Act 1989 clarifies the meaning of harm to include, for example, impairment suffered from seeing or hearing the ill-treatment of another. This can include children witnessing violence in the home. Domestic violence has an impact in a number of ways: ​​ It can pose a threat to the physical well-being of an unborn child, if a mother is kicked or punched, or physically harmed. Children may suffer injuries as a result of being caught up in violent episodes. Children become distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent. The physical and psychological abuse suffered by the adult victim can have a negative impact upon their ability to look after their children. The impact of domestic violence is exacerbated when the violence is combined with problematic alcohol or drug use. People working with children should also be alert to the frequent inter-relationship between domestic violence and the abuse and neglect of children. 9. Bullying – This can be defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, usually repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those bullied to defend themselves. It can take many forms, but the three main types are physical (e.g. hitting, kicking, theft), verbal (e.g. racist or homophobic remarks, threats, name calling) and emotional (e.g. isolating an individual from activities and social acceptance of their peer group). The damage inflicted by bullying can be underestimated. It can cause considerable distress, to the extent that it can affect health and development and at the extreme significant harm. 8. Managing Disclosures of Abuse ​ If a child discloses abuse it is important that, as far as possible, the following basic principles are adhered to; ​ Listen to what the child has to say with an open mind, Do not ask probing or leading questions designed to get the child to reveal more, Never stop a child who is freely recalling significant events, Make note of the discussion, taking care to record the timing, setting and people present, as well as what was said, Never promise the child that what they have told you can be kept secret. Explain that you have the responsibility to report what the child has said to someone else. THE CHILD PROTECTION CO-ORDINATOR MUST BE INFORMED IMMEDIATELY. 9. The Role of the Child Protection Co-ordinator ​ The child protection coordinators at The Warren are; Janet Leonard, Deputy Co-ordinator, and JJ Tatten, Co-ordinator. ​ Where there are concerns about the welfare of any child or young person all staff/volunteers have a duty to share those concerns with the designated Child Protection Co-ordinator. The Child Protection Co-ordinator is responsible for: ​ Monitoring and recording concerns about the well-being of a child or young person; Making a referral to the Local Authority Children’s Services; Liaising with other agencies; Arranging training for staff/volunteers. The Child Protection Co-ordinator, after receiving a referral, will act on behalf of the agency in referring concerns or allegations of harm to Local Authority Children’s Social Care or the Police Public Protection Unit. If the Child Protection Co-ordinator is in any doubt about making a referral it is important to note that advice and guidance can be sought from Local Authority Children’s Social Care. The name of the child and family should be kept confidential at this stage and will be requested if the enquiry proceeds to a referral. The Child Protection Co-ordinator may share limited information on a need-to-know basis amongst the staff/management but respecting the need for confidentiality. It is not the role of the Child Protection Co-ordinator to undertake an investigation into the concerns or allegation of harm. It is the role of the Child Protection Co-ordinator to collate and clarify details of the concern or allegation and to provide this information to the Local Authority Central Duty Team, or Family Resource Centre if Children’s Social Care is already involved, whose duty it is to make enquiries in accordance with Section 47 of the Children Act 1989. 10. Seeking Consent for a Referral Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2006) states that professionals should seek in general to discuss any concerns with the family (including the child where appropriate) and where possible seek their agreement to making referrals to the Local Authority Central Duty Team. This should only be done where such discussion and agreement seeking will not place the child at an increased risk of significant harm. So in general where concerns about a child relate to Section 17 children ‘in need’ (Children Act 1989) consent should be sought from the parents, carer or children where appropriate prior to a referral being made to the Local Authority Child Care Team. It should be noted that parents, carers or child may not agree to information being shared, but this should not prevent referrals where child protection concerns persist. The reasons for dispensing with consent from the parents, carer, child or young person should be clearly recorded. In cases where an allegation has been made against a family member living in the same household as the child or young person, and it is your view that discussing the matter with the parent would place the child at risk of harm, or where discussing it may place a member of staff / volunteer at risk, consent does not have to be sought prior to the referral being made. If you are unsure about whether to seek parental consent prior to a referral being made then seek advice from the Local Authority Central Duty Team. 11. Reporting Concerns or Allegations of Abuse A member of staff or volunteer must report any concerns or allegations of harm immediately to the designated Child Protection Co-ordinator. In the event of none of these individuals being available, the matter should be reported through your line management. In the unlikely event of management not being available the matter should be reported directly to the appropriate Local Authority Child Care Team or Police Public Protection Unit. In the case of it being out of hours, the Emergency Duty Team should be contacted at Central Duty Team, Brunswick House, Strand Close, Beverley Road, HULL, HU2 9DB Tel; 01482 448879 12. Making a Referral ​ Referrals of all children in need, including those where there are child protection concerns will be made to; ​ Hull - To Children’s Social Care – Central Duty Team or Police Public Protection Unit, ​ East Riding – By telephoning the Call Centre/Children’s Social Care or Police Family Protection Team, ​ Out of Hours – To the relevant Emergency Duty Team ​ All referrals made by telephone need to be followed up in writing within 48 hours. ​ If a referral was made through the crèche, all allegations of serious harm or abuse need to be reported to Ofsted on 0300 1231123. ​ The Child Protection Co-ordinator should make the referral as appropriate. The referrer should be prepared, where possible, to give the following information; The nature of your concerns / allegation. Whether the child will need immediate action to ensure their safety. Are the parents aware of the concerns? Has consent for the referral been sought? If not, the reasons for this? Factual information about the child and family, including other siblings. The nature of your involvement with the family. Other professionals involved with the family. The source of your referral, is it based on your own assessment of the needs of the child, a reported allegation or disclosure, or has the concern been reported to you by another person, if so who? Child’s current whereabouts and when they were last seen? If you consider the child suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm, who is the source of that harm and their current whereabouts? 13. Allegations against Staff Members / Volunteers ​ If there are concerns or allegations against a staff member or volunteer the Designated Officer must be informed. There are separate procedures for allegations against professionals to: ​ Ensure we provide a safe workforce for children and young people; Maintain consistency in handling allegations; Apply the learning from local and national enquires, eg. Serious Case Reviews and Public Enquiries; Protect staff from false allegations and supporting them during investigations. What is an allegation? ​ An allegation is defined where: ​ It is alleged that a person who works with children and young people has, whether in work or elsewhere: ​ Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child or young person; Possibly committed a criminal offence against a child or young person; or Behaved in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children. ​ Most allegations are sexual or physical and how they are handled very different due to the nature of the alleged abuse and the intent of the alleged abuser. It is important that if the allegations are of a sexual nature the individual is not informed about the allegations, as they may destroy valuable evidence. The Designated Officer has overall responsibility for ensuring that allegations are handled properly, and this includes; ​ Providing advice, information and guidance to staff; Being the reporting point to whom all allegations or concerns are reported; Liaising with the LADO and making DBS referrals; and Ensuring the subject of the allegation is provided with information and support. Types of investigation may include: ​ Internal conduct matter only – informal or formal investigation; Child protection enquiries; Criminal investigations The Warren’s Designated Officers are: Janet Leonard – Deputy Co-ordinator (Lead) JJ Tatten – Co-ordinator DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service ​ The DBS may Barr people from working with children and young people or vulnerable adults. Referrals must be made when a member of staff has been dismissed or removed from their role because of their behaviour and when an employer or organisation has concerns that a person has caused harm or poses a future risk of harm. The LADO will help and advise whether a referral should be made. Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) ​ The LADO for each local authority area has the lead responsibility for co-ordinating the response to allegations against staff and volunteers, with respect to safeguarding concerns. ​ The LADO is responsible for: ​ Ensuring effective inter-agency procedures are in place; Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of those procedures through the Designated Officer Network; Liaising with the Police and other agencies; Providing advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations; monitoring the progress of cases ensuring they are dealt with as quickly as possible and with a thorough and fair process. ​ Local Authority Designated Officer , Hull City Council – Jacqueline Edhouse - 01482 606112/790933 ​ In cases where there is an immediate risk to any child or young person, the information must be passed to Local Authority Children’s Social Care or the Police, as soon as possible. 14. Seeking Medical Attention ​ If a child has a physical injury and there are concerns about abuse; ​ If Emergency medical attention is required then this should be sought immediately by phoning for an ambulance. You should then follow the procedures for referring a child protection concern to Local Authority Children’s Social Care. ​ 15. Staff & Volunteer Self Protection Adherence to guidelines on self-protection for staff and volunteers working with children and young people can avoid vulnerable situations where false allegations can be made. ​ These include: ​ To avoid situations where a staff member or volunteer is on their own with a child. In the event of an injury to a child, accidental or not, ensure that it is recorded clearly and witnessed by another adult in the organisations accident book which is held in the planning office. Keep written records of any allegations a child makes against staff and volunteers and report in line with the Child Protection Policy. If a child or young person touches a staff member or volunteer inappropriately, record what happened immediately and inform the child protection coordinator. 16. Code of Practice At The Warren we expect staff, volunteers and service users to always; ​ Take all allegations, suspicions or concerns about abuse that a young person makes seriously (including those made against staff) and report them through the procedures. Provide an opportunity and environment for children to talk to others about concerns they may have. Provide an environment that encourages children and adults to feel comfortable and confident in challenging attitudes and behaviours that may discriminate others. Risk assess situations and activities to ensure all potential dangers have been identified. Treat everyone with dignity and respect. Staff, volunteers, service users or children should not; ​ Permit or accept abusive or discriminatory behaviour. Engage in inappropriate behaviour or contact. Use inappropriate or insulting language. Show favouritism to anyone. Undermine or criticise others. Give personal money. These are suggestions; there may be other factors that you consider more appropriate to the group or organisation. When drawing up the codes of practice, it is important to involve staff, volunteers, service users and children in the process. 17. Recruitment & Selection ​ It is important when recruiting paid staff and volunteers to adhere to the organisations recruitment policy. This will ensure potential staff and volunteers are screened for their suitability to work with children and young people. All paid staff and volunteers with access to children and young people or sensitive information relating to children will be required to undertake a DBS check. The Warren has adopted a system of re-checking DBS’s of all staff every 3 years. Staff and volunteers working directly with children or with access to sensitive information are required to complete LSCB Child Protection Training. Their training will be reviewed in supervision. All staff and volunteers will be required to read the Child Protection Policy. This will be reviewed to ensure up to date knowledge. All staff and volunteers to complete an application form, including details of previous employment, agreement for an enhanced DBS check, and permission to contact two referees, including their current or most recent employer (which should be taken up). The potential staff member or volunteer will be interviewed for their suitability for the post. Staff and volunteers may be subject to a probationary period (6 months) during which they will be supervised and monthly meetings will take place with their manager / supervisor to identify any concerns, training and support needs. Staff and volunteers will have a period of induction where they will complete any induction training and access internal policies. 18. Prevent Duty ​ From July 1st 2015 and as part of the Safeguarding and Prevent Duty all staff, contract providers and colleagues have a duty to demonstrate and help develop values which underpin an awareness of social and moral responsibility in modern Britain. The Prevent Strategy published by the Government in 2011, as part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, places a duty on certain bodies to give “due regard to reducing the threat to the UK by preventing people from being drawn into terrorism”. The Prevent Strategy has three specific objectives: Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism by ensuring they are giving appropriate advice and support; and Work in partnership where there are risks of radicalisation and extremism that need to be addressed The inclusion of sector-specific guidance sets out three themes: Leadership – ensure staff and contract delivery partners implement the duty effectively Working in partnership- prevent depends of effective collaboration of all concerned parties to demonstrate effective compliance Capabilities- ensure staff are provided with appropriate training for the implementation of the duty to exemplify British values in their general behaviours, supporting opportunities to learn, educate and challenge extremist ideas What is extremism? Extremism is defined as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.” British values – therefore are defined as “democracy” and refer to everyone being expected to encourage respect to other people, taking particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010. Further details can be found at: ​ http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance Prevent support for Education & Training providers can also be found at: http://www.preventforfeandtraining.org.uk/p-useful-links Risk Assessment Robust policies and procedures to identify risk must be in place to ensure that all sub- contractors are made aware of the Prevent Duty and are not inadvertently funding extremist organisations. “Channel” and the Referral Guidance Compliance with the duty requires all the concerned parties to undertake Prevent awareness training and any other training to be able to recognise vulnerability of those being potentially drawn into terrorism, and be aware of what action to take in response. This will include an understanding of when to make referrals to the “Channel” programme and where to access additional advice and support. Details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/channel-guidance Humberside Channel Information Humberside Channel Referral Form 19. Contacts Hull Children’s Social Care (Local Authority) ​ EHASH (01482) 448879 Emergency Duty Team (01482) 788080/300304 Local Authority Designated Officer (01482) 790933 Police Public Protection Unit (01482) 307220 East Riding of Yorkshire ​ Children’s Social Care (Local Authority) ​ Call Centre (01482) 393939 Children’s Services (01482) 396840 Emergency Duty Team (01482) 880826 Child Protection Administrator (01482) 396472 East Riding Safeguarding Children Board (01482)396998/9 Local Authority Designated Officer (01482) 612800 Police Family Protection Team 0845 6060222 ext 2407 Appendix 1 ​ Seven Golden rules of information sharing ​ 'Information Sharing: Guidance for practitioners and managers' (2008) is aimed at supporting good practice in information sharing by offering clarity on when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve improved outcomes. It can be especially useful in supporting early intervention and preventative work where decisions about information sharing may be less clear than in safeguarding or child protection situations. Below are the 7 golden rules of information sharing that this guidance recommends. ​ 1. Remember that the Data Protection Act is not a barrier to sharing information but provides a framework to ensure that personal information about living persons is shared appropriately. 2. From the outset be open and honest with the person (and/or their family where appropriate) from the outset about why, what, how and with whom information will, or could be shared, and seek their agreement, unless it is unsafe or inappropriate to do so. 3. Seek advice if you are in any doubt, without disclosing the identity of the person where possible. 4. Share with consent where appropriate and, where possible, respect the wishes of those who do not consent to share confidential information. You may still share information without consent if, in your judgement, that lack of consent can be overridden in the public interest. You will need to base your judgements on the facts of the case. 5. Consider safety and well being: Base your information sharing decisions on considerations of the safety and well being of the person and others who may be affected by their actions. 6. Necessary, proportionate, relevant, accurate, timely and secure: Ensure that the information you share is necessary for the purpose for which you are sharing it, is shared only with those people who need to have it, is accurate and up to date, is shared in a timely fashion, and is shared securely. 7. Keep a record of your decision and the reason for it – whether it is to share information or not. If you decide to share, then record what you have shared, with whom and for what purpose. ​ Appendix 2 ​ 1) Effective Communication between Agencies ​ Effective communication requires a culture of listening to and engaging in, dialogue within and across agencies. It is essential that all communication is as accurate and complete as possible and clearly recorded. ​ Accuracy is key, for without it effective decisions cannot be made and equally, inaccurate accounts can lead to children remaining unsafe, or to the possibility of wrongful actions being taken that effect children and adults Before contacting another agency, think about why you are doing it, is it to: ​ Share Information ​ To share information is the term used to describe the situation where practitioners use their professional judgement and experience on a case by case basis to decide whether and what personal information to share with other practitioners in order to meet the needs of a child or young person (CWDC 2009) ​ Signpost to Another Service ​ The definition to signpost is to indicate direction towards. It is an informal process whereby a professional or a family is shown in the direction of a service. ​ If someone is signposted to a service it is because accessing the service may enhance the family’s quality of life, but there would be no increased risk to the child or young person should the service not be accessed. No agency is responsible for the monitoring or recording of signposting. ​ Get Advice and Guidance ​ Seeking advice and guidance at any time, making a general query or perhaps consulting with a specialist colleague within your own organisation (or from another agency) may enhance the work that you are doing with a child, young person or family at any stage. It could be that you want further information about services available or that you want some specialist advice or perhaps need to consult about a particular issue or query for instance to ask if making a referral is appropriate. ​ The name of the child and family should be anonymised at this stage unless agreement to share the information has already been obtained. ​ It is vital that you record that you have sought information and advice in your own records. The agency you are contacting may not record this information, particularly if the case is not open or active with them. It should be agreed between agencies in this situation as to who records what information. ​ Facilitate Access to a Service ​ If you think that a family may benefit from a service then directing, signposting or facilitating is appropriate. For example, a family approaches your service and asks for some advice about leisure activities in the local area. You give them the information and directions to the nearest open access leisure centre. ​ Refer a Child or Family ​ If you think that by not accessing a particular service, a child’s situation could deteriorate then a referral is appropriate. However, a referral is only the start of the process. You as the referrer have a responsibility to monitor that the service has been taken up and the child’s situation has improved. ​ Sometimes you may need to draw on other support services, for example when an intervention has not achieved the desired outcomes and the child/young person requires more specialist or sustained support. ​ A specific gap in services to meet a need or any level of concern warrants follow up and monitoring to ensure there is no risk to children. At the end of the conversation both parties must be clear about the outcome and the next course of action. ​ 2) Professional Differences ​ Where there are any professional differences about a particular decision, course of action or lack of action you should consult with a Senior Manager within your own organisation about next steps. ​ 3) Recording ​ Well-kept records about work with a child and his or her family provide an essential underpinning to good professional practice. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children requires information to be brought together from a number of sources and careful professional judgements to be made on the basis of this information. These records should be clear, accessible and comprehensive, with judgements made and decisions and interventions carefully recorded. Where decisions have been taken jointly across agencies, or endorsed by a manager, this should be made clear. (Working Together 2010) ​ You should record your decision and the reasons for it, whether or not you decide to share information. If the decision is to share, you should record what information was shared and with whom. ​ You should work within your agency’s arrangements for recording information and within any local information-sharing procedures in place. These arrangements and procedures must be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (Information Sharing Guidance for Practitioners and Managers 2008)

  • THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT | HULL, ENGLAND | CHARITY

    SEREDANA RÛPELÊ Di sala 1983-an de hate damezrandin, Projeya Ciwanan a Warren karûbarên piştevaniya girîng ji ciwanên li Hull re peyda dike. Hûn dikarin me li hember avahiya BBC û kaniya Rosebowl li Queens Gardens bibînin. Tîma me ya ji 24 kesan piştgirî, rênîşandan, perwerdehî, perwerdehî, şêwirdarî, jêhatîbûn/perwerdekirin, û çalakî û karûbarên vegotina afirîner ji ciwanên 14-25 salî re (29 sal bi randevûyê di doza desteka kardariyê de) belaş pêşkêşî dike. Warren têkiliyên xwe bi ciwanan re nirx dike - em dizanin ku ew pir jêhatî ne û, bi piştgirî, di dawiyê de dikarin pê bawer bin ku di derbarê jiyana xwe de çêtirîn dizanin. Em vê yekê dikin bi wê yekê ku sîyaseta me ya hêzdarkirinê di pratîka meya xebatê de navendî ye û dûv re jî ciwanan bi jêhatîbûnên jiyanê yên pêwîst ji bo bijartina agahdar dike. Ji bo kirina wê bi serfirazî jîngehek hewce dike ku ciwan bêyî ku hîs bikin ku hûn têne dadbar kirin bibin ew ên ku hûn in. Em bawer dikin ku em wê cîhê li The Warren biafirînin. Binêre The Warren Felsefe Li vir. RECENT PROJECTS EZ BIRÎYA WÊ DIKE SINGLE NÛ JI JODIE LANGFORD! Warren Records bi serbestberdana herî dawî ya Jodie Langford vedigere! Bi piştgiriya Weqfa PRS, Muzîka Ciwanan û hilberînerê me yê navxweyî. NIHA GUHDIDE ÇIRIYA XWE BIZANIN RÊZÊN VÎDYOYÊ DERBARÊ PERIODAN DE Rêzefîlmek vîdyoyê ya heftane ku tê de em bi pispor û çalakvanan re li ser her tiştî serdem û mensûlê nîqaşên kûr dikin. NIHA TEMAŞE BIKIN HEV LI HEV HULL WALKING ROUTES Ciwanên pênc nexşeyên înteraktîf ên rêyên meşê yên li dora Hull afirandin ku eleqe, îlham û rê dide mirovên din ku fêr bibin ka Hull çi pêşkêşî dike! BÊTIR HÎN BIBIN Paqij bûn Nav Paşnav Email Telefon Agah Nermijîn Spas ji bo şandinê! ​ Bêyî fonên xwe û hemû kesên ku bexşên takekesî kirine me nikarîbû yek ji van bikirana.

  • MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION | THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT | HULL, ENGLAND

    Silav li we… Ez Maggie im, bi The Warren re terapîstek temamker. Gava ku kaosa dinyayê li ser milên we pir bilind an giran bibe, ez ê alîkariya we bikim ku hin aramî û aramiyê bibînin. Ez pêşkêş dikim a Nêzîkatiya tevdeyî ya ji bo Ciwanên Warrenê tevdigere hin teknîkên rihetbûn û hişmendiyê, terapiya masajê, Reiki, Refleksolojî û yên van demên dawî, Serşûştina Dengê ku bi tasên Stranbêja Tîbetî tê bikar anîn. Van dermanan dibin alîkar ku hiş û laş aram û aram bibe…. çima tu yek ji wan naceribîne? Massage bi daxistina receptorên hucreyên nervê yên di binê çerm de dixebite, pergala nervê çalak dike û serbestberdana kîmyewiyên ku dil-zêdetir dike mîna dopamîn an serotonin dike. Massage jî ​ serbestberdana endorfînên xwezayî teşwîq dike, bilindbûnek xwezayî diafirîne û laş ji her êşê jî sivik dike. hilberandin bi teşwîqkirina pergala demarî ya parasympathetic bandorek aram dike, û hormonên stresê yên kortîzol û adrenalîn kêm dike. , ku her du jî bi gelemperî di demên stresê de bilind in. Refleksolojî li ser vê ramanê ye ku xalên cihêreng ên li ser ling û destên we bi pergala nerva we ve bi parçeyên din ên laşê we ve têne girêdan. Danişîna refleksolojiyê zextek nermî li van xalan tê sepandin wekî rêyek ji bo rakirina tansiyonê, baştirkirina hestê û alîkariya xewê. Reiki teknîkek japonî ye ku tê de 'destan danîne' li deverên cûda yên laş di nav de ser, zik û lingan. Ew li ser vê ramanê ye ku di laşê me de dorhêl an çerxên enerjiyê hene ku bi domdarî dizivirin û dema ku em nebaş bin, çi ji hêla laşî, psîkolojîk, hestyarî an giyanî be, ev çerxên enerjiyê bêhevseng dibin. Reiki dibe alîkar ku van tekeran vegerînin rêzê, laş û hişê me hevseng bikin. Sound Bathing pratîka ku bi kûrahî di nav deng û lerizînên tasên Stranbêja Tîbetan de tê rijandin e. Ezmûn kirin hemamek deng ji rihetbûn û saxbûnê re nêzîkatiyek tevdeyî digire. Ew dikare bibe revînek bêkêmasî ji stresên nûjen ên jiyanê. . Deng bandorek mezin li ser hest û tenduristiya me dike û dikare me dilşad, enerjî bike û rehet bû. Play Video Play Video 02:46 The Warren - How To Beat The Corona Virus Stress! (Part 1) We know this is a stressful time for everybody - so we asked The Warren’s brilliant massage therapist (Maggie) to give you some tips on how to relax and get some headspace. This is the first of several videos that we’ll be releasing in the coming days to help you cope with what’s going on and have better mental health! If you need food parcels, or counselling or advice - just ring us on 01482 218115 Stay strong - we’re with you ALL THE WAY! 💪 #coronavirus #copingtechniques #relaxation Play Video Play Video 01:55 The Warren - How To Beat The Corona Virus Stress! (Part 2) In the second of The Warren’s therapeutic films to help young people cope with the stresses of the CoronaVirus Crisis, our wonderful complimentary therapist (Maggie) talks about how to use Mindfulness and Meditation. We’ll be releasing more in the coming days to help you cope with what’s going on and have better mental health! If you need food parcels, or counselling or advice - just ring us on 01482 218115 Stay strong - we’re with you ALL THE WAY! 💪 #coronavirus #copingtechniques #relaxation Play Video Play Video 01:23 The Warren - How To Beat The Corona Virus Stress! (Part 3) Our third clip from Maggie shows us how to relax by reducing muscle tension and lowering stress levels. Using this technique along with the other techniques that Maggie has explained in previous clips will really help with coping! Maybe not every technique will work for you (maybe they will!) but it’s important to keep trying and make it part of your daily routine. Lots more to come! #coronavirus #copingtechniques #relaxation Play Video Play Video 08:05 A Simple Hand & Arm Massage Tutorial Play Video Play Video 04:30 Why I Use Essential Oils - The Power Of Aroma Play Video Play Video 03:06 Mindfulness Technique With Objects Play Video Play Video 03:31 Mindfulness Technique With Food

  • WARREN RECORDS | HULL, ENGLAND | THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT

    scott@thewarren.org 01482 218115 BERSÎVÊ BIKIN Welcome to our music studio designed exclusively for young people! Our studio offers a creative and safe space for young musicians to explore, experiment, and develop their musical talents. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and instruments, our studio provides opportunities for young people to record their music, collaborate with other musicians, and learn from experienced mentors. Whether you're a singer, songwriter, rapper, or instrumentalist, our studio has everything you need to bring your music to life. Join us and let's make some great music together! After a lot of time, hard work and dedication, we help artists get their music on all major platform's such as Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, and many more! ​ Here's the Warren Records Soundcloud page, we use this to post all the music our artist's produce here at our studio's. We also make sure they have their very own pages to promote themselves! Check out some of the song's created by our amazing, talented and dedicated young people! Attention : Due to a high demand for our solo and main studio all future booking will need to go through our music services staff. Enquiries about availability should be directed to scott@thewarren.org or adam@thewarren.org respectively. Alternatively you can call us directly on 01482 218115 and choose option 3 to speak to a member of our team. SCOTT - PÊŞTÊRÊN BERHEMÊN MUZÎKÊ Û Zêdetir atolye SCOTT - PÊŞTÊRÊN BERHEMÊN MUZÎKÊ Û Zêdetir atolye Zêdetir atolyeyên di nêzîk de werin…

  • ACHIEVE | THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT | HULL, ENGLAND

    07455455851 01482 218115 Achieve projeyek bi cûdahiyek e: piştgirîkirina ciwanan ku bikevin nav perwerde, kar, şagirt û hêj bêtir. Em ji nivîsandina CV, jêhatîbûna hevpeyivînê, qursên belaş û fînanse re arîkariyê pêşkêş dikin jêhatîbûn, agahdarî û rêbernameya xwe û komek çalakiyên avakirina tîmê kêf û balkêş ava bikin, li gorî tiştê ku hûn dixwazin bikin. Achieve hay jê heye ku COVID-19 dibe ku ji we re stres be, ji ber vê yekê em pêbawer in ku ji we re bibin alîkar ku hûn kar an perwerdehiyê bibînin bi rengek ku hûn li gorî rewşa heyî ewledar bimînin. Heya nuha, hûn dikarin di van demên dijwar de ji dûr ve bi me re bixebitin. Ji bo bêtir agahdarî bi me re têkilî daynin: Xeta rasterast 01482 219357 achieve@thewarren.org an heidivictoria@thewarren.org @achieveprojecthull @achieveprojecthull NEWS Bi rastî ji me re girîng e ku ciwanên ku em piştgirî didin wan her derfet hebe ku ji me re bibêjin ku ew bi rastî li ser karûbarên ku em pêşkêş dikin difikirin û wateya The Warren ji wan re çi ye. Jodie Langford yek ji wan ciwanan bû ku bi Projeya Achieve ya me ya YEI-fînansekirî derbas bû - wê ev beş nivîsî û pêk anî da ku ji me re bêje ka ew çawa li ser wê projeyê û The Warren bixwe hest dike. ŞEHEDÎ Bêyî destkeftiyê min nedikarî bi qasî ku ez niha dikim, we hemûyan her roj ew qas alîkariya min kir, ferq nake ka çi karmend jî ew li wir in, hûn hemî çêtirîn in!! Ger min bikariba zêdetir stêrkan bidim ezê. Vê sibehê bi Gemma re hevdîtinek kir û ew bi rastî ji jor û pê ve diçe alîkariyê. Tîmek mezin û karûbarek fantastîk. Dê 100% pêşniyar bike. Bi saya arîkariya tîmê Achieve ez naha wekî beşek ji tîmê rêveberiyê li yek ji zincîreyên herî mezin ên pub-a Keyaniya Yekbûyî karekî min heye, ez çu carî nikarim bi têra xwe spasiya we bikim. Tîma bi rastî arîkar her gav baş e ku meriv pê re biaxive û gava ku min bi xwe bawer nekir bi min bawer kir. Spas dikim! Zêdetir bixwînin an xwe binirxînin

  • COUNSELLING | THE WARREN YOUTH PROJECT | HULL, ENGLAND

    Em cîhek bi rastî maqûl pêşkêşî dikin ku hûn dikarin hilmê berdin, li ser tiştên ku di hişê we de ne biaxivin, rûnin û rihet bibin, werin dîtin û bihîstin. Heke hûn rojek dijwar derbas dikin û hewce ne ku kesek pê re biaxive em ji bo we li vir in. Hûn dikarin bi rengekî spontan xwe bigihînin me, ger hûn têdikoşin û hewce ne ku biaxivin an hûn dikarin randevûyekê veqetînin. Hûn dikarin danişînek yekcarî bikin an heftane tiştek bikin an hûn dikarin têkevin hundur ger ku hûn xwe serdest hîs dikin û tenê dixwazin di wê gavê de bar bikin. Em bi awayek navendek kesane dixebitin ku tê vê wateyê ku em dixwazin kapasîteya we hêsantir bikin ku hûn bibin xweya çêtirîn. Ew dihêle ku hûn hêza xwe û nasnameya kesane bikolin. Şêwirmendê mirov-navend wê ji we re nebêje ku hûn çi bikin. Em di wê baweriyê de ne ku ciwan pir jêhatî ne û ji wan re jîngehek ewledar û rêzdar dikarin van çavkaniyan bikar bînin da ku pirsgirêkên xwe bikolin û fam bikin û guhertinên erênî pêk bînin. Şêwirmendî ji aliyê we ve tê birêvebirin û hûn dikarin her tiştê ku hûn dixwazin li ser bipeyivin, bînin danişînan. Em ê ji we re bibin alîkar ku hûn hest, pirsgirêk, tevger û nêrîna xwe ya cîhanê bikolin da ku hûn bêtir xwe nas bikin û serxwebûna mezintir bi dest bixin. Ger hûn dixwazin randevûyekê veqetînin ji kerema xwe li ser jimareya hatî peyda kirin bi me re têkilî daynin. Li vir çend têkiliyên alîkar hene ku hûn hewce ne ku kesek pê re biaxivin û em ne amade bin:

  • SCRAN | The Warren

    HÎHÎ HÊRÎ BIBIN, KÊFÊ BIBIN PIŞTINÊ! DERKARÎ SCRAN! Scran! ji hewcedariya ku di dema girtina yekem de hate nas kirin û têgihîştina ku gelek ciwanên ku The Warren pakêtên xwarinê ji wan re radest dikirin pêk hat, ne xwediyê jêhatîbûna bingehîn a pijandinê ne û ji hawîrdora metbexê bêbawer in. Scran! destnîşan dike ku perwerdehiyê, jêhatîbûnek pejirandî û derfetên kar ji bo ciwanên ji cûrbecûr paşerojê peyda dike. “Scran! Ji xwarinên bingehîn bigire heta çêkirina nan, ji xwarinên bingehîn heta çêkirina nan bawerî da min û bawerî da min ku ez firinê vekim û çêkim” – CC – ciwan. TU 16-25 salî yî? Em bi rêkûpêk mazûvaniya atolyeyên çêkirina xwarinê dikin da ku ji ciwanan re bibin alîkar ku baweriya xwe bi metbexê ava bikin û xwarinên xweş çêkin! ​ Li hin tiştên ku me berê çêkirine binihêrin... DIXWAZIN BIBIN BIBIN EM HETA NIHA ÇI BIBIN? To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. FOOD PARCELS - The Warren Youth Project provides a food parcel service for young people, our food parcel service can be accessed by calling The Warren on 01482 218115 option 6 or just drop in and speak to a member of staff. Ji bo bêtir agahdarî, têkilî: E-name: c arrie@thewarren.or g Telefon: 01482 218115

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  • SAFEGUARDING ADULTS | The Warren

    The Warren of Hull Ltd Safeguarding Adult's Policy and Procedures 1. STATEMENT The Warren takes its responsibility seriously to promote safeguarding within our organisation and with any vulnerable groups that we work with. We aim to safeguard adults by: Ensuring that all of our staff are carefully selected and trained to ensure their awareness of safeguarding issues relating to adults. Having a Safeguarding Adult policy and procedure which is clearly understood, so that any member of staff or trustee has an appreciation of the appropriate guidance to follow, should a concern be raised. Reviewing our Safeguarding Adult policy and procedure annually in order to ensure it is in line with national and local policy. This will be done as part of our ongoing practice of annual reviewing of all policies. Ensuring that dedicated officers are appointed, to hold a specific role in relation to advising The Warren staff and volunteers, whereby advice and a clear course of action can be offered in relation to any safeguarding adult concerns. In the event of the lead officer not being available at the time the issue arises, deputy lead officers will be appointed and will deputise in this role for advice and guidance. If both officers are unavailable, and the situation warrants a swift response, the matter will be referred directly to the relevant local Safeguarding Adult Team. Ensuring that paid staff and volunteers who work closely with vulnerable adults and their carers, develop practice which ensures they know how to report their concerns about a vulnerable adult, staff member or volunteer. This will be achieved by ensuring an appropriate induction is carried out, which will include information on our Safeguarding Adult policies and procedures. 2. POLICY GUIDANCE Additionally, this Safeguarding Adult policy, procedures and guidance should be read and cross referenced in conjunction with the following Warren policies and procedures: Safeguarding Children Confidentiality Health and Safety Discipline and Grievance Whistle blowing Complaints Equal Opportunities Data Protection ‘No Secrets’[1] is the national policy and procedure guidance which strongly influences all local guidance and consequently underpins this The Warren Safeguarding Adult policy and procedure. 3. DEFINING WHO IS AT RISK AND IN WHAT WAY We are committed to ensure that staff, volunteers, trustees and networks are fully informed in regards to defining the parameters surrounding the Safeguarding Adult agenda. 3.1. Which Adults are Vulnerable? All adults are potentially victims of crime or abuse, but not all adults are vulnerable. A vulnerable adult is defined as a person aged 18 years and over: “who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation” The definition outlined above relates to abuse or neglect experienced by vulnerable adults no matter their age or living arrangements and includes those who are in receipt of Social Care arrangements as well as those who are not. Significant harm refers to: “ill treatment (including sexual abuse and forms of ill treatment that are not physical: the impairment of, or an avoidable deterioration in, physical or mental health and the impairment or physical, emotional, social or behavioural development” 3.2. What Constitutes Abuse? “Abuse is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any other person or persons” No Secrets, 2006 (DoH) ​ Department of Health (2006). No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-secrets-guidance-on-protecting-vulnerable-adults-in-care Types of abuse include: physical abuse, including hitting, slapping, punching, burning, pushing, kicking, misuse of medicine, restraint, or inappropriate sanctions sexual abuse, including rape, sexual or indecent assault, inappropriate touching or sexual acts to which the vulnerable adult has not consented, or could not consent or was pressured into consenting psychological abuse, including emotional abuse, belittling, threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of contact, humiliation, name calling and blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, isolation or withdrawal from services or supportive networks financial or material abuse, including theft, fraud, exploitation, pressure in connection with wills, property or inheritance or financial transactions, or the misuse or misappropriation of property neglect and acts of omission , including ignoring medical or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, social care or educational services, the withholding of the necessities of life, such as medication, adequate nutrition and heating and leaving in soiled clothes discriminatory abuse, including racist and sexist abuse based on a person’s disability and other forms of harassment Institutional , which usually relates to practices adopted in care settings, including poor care standards, inadequately trained staff, under-resourced facilities, unsupervised staff, where staff work in isolation or have little support from managers, rigid routines and lack of positive responses to complex care needs Abuse may be carried out deliberately or unknowingly and maybe a single act or repeated acts. People who behave abusively come from all backgrounds and walks of life. They may be doctors, nurses, social workers, advocates, staff members, volunteers or others in a position of trust. They may also be relatives, friends, neighbours or people who use the same services as the person experiencing abuse. 3.3. Who May Potential Abusers Be? Vulnerable adult(s) may be abused by a wide range of people including relatives and family members, professional staff, paid care workers, volunteers, other services users, neighbours, friends and associates, people who deliberately exploit vulnerable people and strangers. 3.4. In What Circumstances can Abuse Occur? Abuse can take place in any context. It may occur when a vulnerable adult lives alone or with a relative; it may also occur within nursing, residential or day care settings, in hospitals, custodial situations, support services into people’s own homes, and other places previously assumed safe, or in public places. 3.5. Patterns of Abuse Patterns of abuse and abusing vary and reflect very different dynamics. These include: Serial abusing in which the perpetrator seeks out and ‘grooms’ vulnerable individuals. Sexual abuse usually falls into this pattern as do some forms of financial abuse Long term abuse in the context of an ongoing family relationship such as domestic violence between spouses or generations Opportunistic abuse such as theft occurring because money has been left around Situational abuse which arises because pressures have been built up and/or because of difficult or challenging behaviour; Neglect of a person’s needs because those around him or her are not able to be responsible for their care, for example if the carer has difficulties attributable to such issues as debt, alcohol or mental health problems; Unacceptable ‘treatments’ or programmes which include sanctions or punishment such as withholding of food and drink, seclusion, unnecessary and unauthorised use of control and restraint Failure of agencies to ensure staff receive appropriate guidance on anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice Failure to access key services such as health care, dentistry, prostheses Misappropriation of benefits and/or use of the persons money by other members of the household Fraud or intimidation in connection with wills, property or other assets. 4. MANAGING THE DISCLOSURE OF ABUSE AND MAKING A REFFERAL The Warren recognises that we have a duty to act on reports, or suspicions of abuse/neglect, including allegations made against paid staff or volunteers. This will be done in conjunction with and guidance from, the relevant Safeguarding Adult Team. This section sets out and offers guidance on how to manage a disclosure and how to make a referral. It presents information on referral routes as provided by the relevant Safeguarding Adult Board and offers up to date information. This will enable The Warren through the process of dealing with allegations, when receiving a disclosure of abuse, gaining consent and making a referral. 4.1. Receiving a Disclosure If organisations working with The Warren are in a position where adults may disclose abuse has occurred or raise concerns that abuse might happen, it is important that they understand the basic principles of managing such a situation.The following procedure is taken from Appendix 1: Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Boards, which as well as offering guidance, acts as an example to those staff members who operate outside of the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area. Details of precise referral procedures for each distinct area can be found by contacting your local Safeguarding Children Board. If a disclosure is made, the person receiving the disclosure should: Step 1: Remain calm and non-judgemental Take whatever action is required to ensure the immediate safety or medical welfare of the adult Do not discourage from disclosure Use active listening Remain sympathetic and attentive Give reassurance but do not press for more detail or make promises that cannot be kept Step 2: Clarify main facts, summarising what has been disclosed to you Explain that you cannot keep information about alleged or suspected abuse confidential Remain sensitive Explain that a named safeguarding adults officer must be informed Seek the person’s consent to share this information Offer future support from yourself or others Step 3: Take all reasonable steps to ensure that the adult is in no immediate danger of further harm Make a complete and accurate record of events as soon as possible Record facts not opinions, use person’s own words, record date, time and sign Preserve evidence named safeguarding adults officer or other appropriate manager must be informed as soon as possible Step 4: Relatives of the victim should not be automatically be informed if the victim is able to consent unless they so wish If the victim lacks capacity the decision to share information with family, friends or significant others should be made by relevant manager following consultation with the lead agency i.e. Social Services or Police Informed consent should be obtained but it may be necessary to override this if there are other vulnerable adults at risk i.e. in a residential setting/hospital ward Information must always be shared on a need to know basis It is appropriate for agencies to give assurances of confidentiality where there are concerns of alleged or suspected abuse If the alleged abuser is a family member or friend they should not be contacted at this stage Step 5: The named safeguarding adults officer must, upon receiving information regarding an allegation or suspicions of abuse, check that: The adult’s immediate needs are being met, and that there is no risk of further harm If necessary, medical assistance has been sought The facts and circumstances are clear, but avoid unnecessary discussion with the victim A report has been made to the Police if a criminal offence is selected or alleged Relevant alerter forms can be accessed by contact the local Safeguarding Adults Board 4.2. The Referral Process Action to be taken if someone reports/discloses abuse of a vulnerable adult Ensure the person’s immediate safety and medical welfare Listen, be attentive and sympathetic but do not discourage or press for more detail Clarify and summarise Remain sensitive – don’t make promises that cannot be kept Explain that a Named Safeguarding Adult Officer must be informed – unless they are the alleged abuser Make a complete, factual and accurate record of what you have been told Record time, date and then sign Pass to Named Safeguarding Adult Officer immediately or as soon as possible Named Safeguarding Adult Officer will: Ensure the safety and welfare of the person who has disclosed the alleged abuse Report the alleged abuse to the police or social services care management team (within 24 hours) or emergency duty team Send alerter form to the relevant Safeguarding Adult Team and discuss with them the intention to implement the agencies disciplinary process if appropriate Consider a referral to POVA list Complete accident record if appropriate Liaise with family/other agencies etc as appropriate Consider Issues of consent The Warren recognises that it is important to act swiftly and to avoid delay in making a referral. Information on who to contact can be found via the Local Safeguarding Adults Teams/Board websites in Appendix A. 4.3. Consent and Capacity The Warren recognises the importance of gaining consent within its vulnerable adult policies and procedures. The types of consent within vulnerable adult’s procedures may include consent to an investigation and to information being shared. If a disclosure of alleged abuse is received The Warren will ensure that consent is gained to refer or report the incident. If an individual agrees to share information about them to others, they have given consent. However, if individuals do not consent, then on occasions this has to be accepted. Equally The Warren agree that there will be occasions where decisions not to consent can be overridden. It may be that sometimes an individual is not able to give informed consent because they lack capacity. Support and guidance on consent and capacity can be accessed by contacting the local Safeguarding Adults Board. 5. The Warren CODE OF PRACTICE Due to the nature of The Warren’s work with vulnerable adults, the following people are nominated as Safeguarding Adults Officers: Designated Officer: Janet Leonard Contact Tel: 01482 218115 Deputy Officer: JJ Tatten Contact Tel: 01482 218115 The Warren staff and trustees should be aware of new areas of knowledge concerning safeguarding practices dedicated to vulnerable adults and ensure they have received at least introductory/awareness raising training in safeguarding adults. The Warren is committed to minimising and preventing abuse and recognises the importance of safe recruitment policies and practices for paid staff, volunteers and trustees. It is important when recruiting paid staff and volunteers to adhere to The Warren’s recruitment policy. It is important to be robust in emphasising appropriate safeguarding measures when screening potential staff and volunteers to work with vulnerable adults. These will include: All paid staff and volunteers with access to vulnerable adults or with access to sensitive information will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with potential barred list check dependent upon role Staff and volunteers working with vulnerable adults will undertake Basic Awareness Safeguarding Adult training All staff to read and understand the Safeguarding Adult Policy and for this to be reviewed to ensure up-to-date knowledge Application forms for employment and for volunteer work to include details of previous employment, any convictions for criminal offences (including spent convictions), agreement for enhanced DBS checks, permission to contact two referees, including their current or most recent employer (which should be taken up.) The potential staff member/volunteer will be interviewed for their suitability for any vacant post Staff and volunteers will be subject to a probationary period (3-6 months) during which they will be supervised and overseen by a manager Staff and volunteers will have a period of induction where they will complete any induction training The Warren’s current model of meeting with the team, understanding roles and responsibilities and awareness of the current policies will be helpful in fulfilling this requirement. 5.1. Managing and Reviewing the Policy The Warren will ensure that the Safeguarding Adults policy and procedures are reviewed annually. The named Safeguarding Adults Officers will be involved in this process and can recommend any changes. The named Safeguarding Adults Officers will also ensure that any changes are clearly communicated to staff, volunteers and service users. 6. USEFUL INFORMATION 6.1. Disclosure and Barring Service[2] The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). DBS are responsible for: processing requests for criminal records checks deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland ​ 6.2. DBS (formerly CRB) Checks ​ DBS search police records and, in relevant cases, barred list information, and then issue a DBS certificate to the applicant. DBS recognise that information released on DBS certificates can be extremely sensitive and personal. Therefore a code of practice for recipients of criminal record information has been developed to ensure that any information they get is handled fairly and used properly. A list of guidance documents about the DBS checking service is available on this website. For more information go to: ​ https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about 6.3 Safeguarding Adults Boards Each Safeguarding Adults Board aims to: Co‐ordinate local work to safeguard and promote welfare of adults Develop policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults Participate in the planning of services Communicate the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults Focus on the core protection agenda of ‘working together on the prevention, identification, investigation and treatment of the abuse of vulnerable adults’. Additionally, they monitor the effectiveness of what is done to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults. Each Safeguarding Adults Board agrees to carry out its work in such a way as to improve the outcomes agreed in the White Paper (Our Health, Our Care, Our Say)[3] , particularly; ​ Outcome 5: Freedom from discrimination and harassment: equal access to services without hindrance from discrimination or prejudice; they feel safe and are safeguarded from harm. Outcome 7: Personal Dignity and Respect: not being subject to abuse. Keeping clean and comfortable, enjoying a clean and orderly environment. Availability of appropriate personal care. Each Safeguarding Adult Board supports the principles in the ‘Multi‐agency policy for each locality’ which includes: ​ Work toward meeting the standards in Safeguarding Adults (ADASS guidance 2005)[4] Implement recommendations in ‘No Secrets’(DOH 2000) Develop an outcomes framework based on these principles [3] Department of Health (2006). Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: A new direction for community services [4] ADASS (2005). Safeguarding Adults: A National Framework of Standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work, ‘Safeguarding Adults’ Network” 7. Prevent Duty From July 1st 2015 and as part of the Safeguarding and Prevent Duty all staff, contract providers and colleagues have a duty to demonstrate and help develop values which underpin an awareness of social and moral responsibility in modern Britain. The Prevent Strategy published by the Government in 2011, as part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, places a duty on certain bodies to give “due regard to reduce the threat to the UK by preventing people from being drawn into terrorism”. The Prevent Strategy has three specific objectives: Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism by ensuring they are giving appropriate advice and support; and Work in partnership where there are risks of radicalisation and extremism that need to be addressed The inclusion of sector-specific guidance sets out three themes: Leadership – ensure staff and contract delivery partners implement the duty effectively Working in partnership- prevent depends of effective collaboration of all concerned parties to demonstrate effective compliance Capabilities- ensure staff are provided with appropriate training for the implementation of the duty to exemplify British values in their general behaviours, supporting opportunities to learn, educate and challenge extremist ideas What is extremism? Extremism is defined as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.” British values – therefore are defined as “democracy” and refer to everyone being expected to encourage respect to other people, taking particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010. Further details can be found at: ​ http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance Prevent support for Education & Training providers can also be found at: http://www.preventforfeandtraining.org.uk/p-useful-links Risk Assessment Robust policies and procedures to identify risk must be in place to ensure that all sub- contractors are made aware of the Prevent Duty and are not inadvertently funding extremist organisations. “Channel” and the Referral Guidance Compliance with the duty requires all the concerned parties to undertake Prevent awareness training and any other training to be able to recognise vulnerability of those being potentially drawn into terrorism, and be aware of what action to take in response. This will include an understanding of when to make referrals to the “Channel” programme and where to access additional advice and support. Details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/channel-guidance Humberside Channel Information Humberside Channel Referral Form ​ Appendix A It is important that all people responsible for Safeguarding Adults within their voluntary sector group or organisation, is aware of who to contact in case of making a referral or any other matter relating to keeping vulnerable adults safe. A wide range of information, including useful contacts, is available via the following websites, therefore all Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Adults Officers should familiarise themselves with their local Safeguarding Adults teams/boards by visiting the websites and keeping copies of useful information to hand. Local Safeguarding Adults Teams Contact Details The Safeguarding Adults Teams provide information and advice to the general public and health and social care professionals about abuse of vulnerable adults. It also provides a central team which receives referrals/alerters about suspected abuse and coordinates any investigation. Hull Safeguarding Adult Team Tel: 01482 300 300/616092 Out of hours: Tel 01482 300304 www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,105040&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Hull Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board http://www.safeguardingadultshull.com/ ​ East Riding of Yorkshire Safeguarding Adult Team Duty Team: 01482 861103 E-mail: safeguardingadultsteam@eastriding.gov.uk http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/council/working-with-our-partners/adult-social-care/safeguarding-adults-board/ East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board http://ersab.eastriding.gov.uk/ ​

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