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Safeguarding resources

The Salvation Army believes that every human being, created and valued by God should be given respect, dignity and neighbourly love.

We are committed to protecting children and young people by:

  • Ensuring that the child/young person’s welfare is and always will be the paramount consideration as everyone has a right to be protected from abuse and neglect
  • Providing a safe environment with leaders that adhere to good safeguarding practice
  • Empowering children and young people to ‘have a voice’ by actively encouraging them to think about how to keep themselves safe and how to protect themselves and their peers from inappropriate behaviour shown by adults or other children or youth
  • Offering informed pastoral care to those affected by abuse by a person connected to The Salvation Army or within a Salvation Army programme 
  • Ensuring that children/young people and carers are informed of our policy and procedures
  • Taking all allegations of abuse seriously and responding without delay by reporting to the police or statutory authorities as required

For further information please refer to the following downloadable resources:

Kid's Own Leaflet

Information for Parents and Carers Leaflet

Youth Information

Child Safeguarding Summary Policy

We are committed to protecting adults by:

  • Providing a safe environment which promotes emotional well-being and where protection from abuse is of vital importance
  • Empowering adults to ‘have a voice’, to have access to information and to support them in their decisions
  • Offering informed pastoral care to those affected by abuse by a person connected to The Salvation Army or within a Salvation Army programme 
  • Challenging the abuse of power and position
  • Taking all allegations of abuse seriously, responding without delay and reporting to the police or statutory authorities as required.

For further information please refer to the following downloadable resources:

Signs of abuse 

Valuable not vulnerable 

Adult Safeguarding Policy