All NI Youth Forum staff and Executive Committee members have a duty of care for young people including programme participants and whilst receiving yearly training including Access NI checks.
The Safeguarding Team led by the Designated Officer and Deputy Designated Officers oversees day-to-day safeguarding in the NI Youth Forum.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the measures and actions that are taken to promote the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm. In the NI Youth Forum we have Safety and Safeguarding Policies, procedures and guidance developed to guide staff in what to do and ensure we remain a safe space for young people and vulnerable adults.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is the actual action and processes we undertake to protect individual young people we suspect have suffered or are suffering harm. We have clear procedures for staff to follow to ensure any safeguarding concerns are responded to appropriately and reported promptly. Anyone can report a Safeguarding Concern or allegation, not just our staff or Executive Committee. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
If you want to report a concern about a young person or vulnerable adult please contact us on 02890 331990 and ask to speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team or email email@example.com.
Always remember – In any situation when you think a young person is at immediate risk of harm, then contact the emergency services.