The Wild Mind Project recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and adults in our care. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and adults are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child and vulnerable adult protection, forms part of the Wild Mind Project’s safeguarding responsibilities, which also includes Health and Safety, and Data Protection, both of which are covered in separate policies.
All of our staff who work with children and adults have received safeguarding training and are fully aware of their particular responsibilities and expectations, in line with our Safeguarding policies:
All staff working with children and vulnerable adults are Enhanced DBS checked.
The Wild Mind Project has comprehensive safeguarding policies that underline our commitment to prevent and respond to any safeguarding concerns. The policy is monitored and reviewed regularly to ensure application and effectiveness.
There are clear, well-publicised reporting procedures in place that allow children, young people, families/carers and staff to raise any concerns confidentially. We take any concerns raised seriously. These are responded to appropriately, recorded and followed up.
The Wild Mind Project is fully insured.
There will always be a First Aider and a Mental Health First Aider present at any event or programme.
Managing Covid-19 Risk
The Wild Mind Project has directly consulted with Public Health England (PHE) about our programmes. We take the following preventative measures:
- Risk Assessment is carried out before each programme
- Participants are emailed before each session to remind them that if they have Covid or Covid symptoms, they are not to attend the programme
- Health and Safety talk given before each session
- Deliver activities outdoors weather permitting
- Sanitise hands before cooking or eating
- Advise participants that they are not required to wear masks but they are very welcome to do so
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Any personal data provided by you to The Wild Mind Project through any means (verbal, written, in electronic form, or by your use of our website) will be held and processed in accordance with the data protection principles set out in General Data Protection for the purposes for which you have given consent, to provide the services you have requested from us, to keep you informed of our activities, or to meet the legitimate interests of the Community Interest Company.
Smile, breathe, and go slowly
Thich Nhat Hanh