Safeguarding Policy Summary
Last updated May 2021.
Birmingham Museums Trust’s safeguarding policy sets out our commitment to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm. It applies to everyone working or volunteering for Birmingham Museums Trust or on our behalf.
The safeguarding policy provides the framework to help us protect children, young people and vulnerable adults who visit Birmingham Museums or take part in the activities we run.
Birmingham Museums Trust believes:
- Welfare is paramount- the welfare of the child, young person or vulnerable adult takes priority.
- Right to protection - all children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to protection from harm.
- We will recognise all concerns that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk, or might be at risk of harm
- We will respond appropriately to a child or adult who is telling us they are being harmed or at risk of harm
- We will refer all concerns, if appropriate, to the relevant children’s or adult care services and/or police.
- We will record the concerns and any subsequent action appropriately.
- We will not delay passing on concerns.
- Staff, volunteers and freelancer/contractors are clear on appropriate behaviours, responses and procedures.
- Safe recruitment, selection and retention is the first step to ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.