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Safeguarding

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 and adults at risk, receive effective support, protection and justice. Child and adults at risk protection, forms part of the Wild Mind Project’s safeguarding responsibilities, which also includes Health and Safety and Data Protection.

Safeguarding

All staff who work with children and adults at risk have received safeguarding training and are fully aware of their particular responsibilities and expectations, in line with our Safeguarding policies:

Children’s Safeguarding Policy

Adult’s Safeguarding Policy

All staff and volunteers working with children and adults at risk 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 policies are monitored and reviewed regularly by our board of Directors, 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.

Data Protection

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 the Data Protection Act 2018 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.

Third-party partners, consultants and websites which are linked to ours, are not covered by this policy. If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Controller. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for full details.

Safeguarding Contacts

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

Berny Simcox
Email: berny.simcox@thewildmindproject.org
Tel: 01273 230102
or
Dave Frake – Director

Email: hello@thewildmindproject.org