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Safeguarding Policy

Continuum Camp
Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy

 

Introduction

At Continuum Camp we provide a community environment of creativity and spontaneity. The welfare and wellbeing of all attendees is our priority, therefore we are setting out a Safeguarding Policy to help make our events safe. This policy is underpinned by the values and principles of the Continuum Camp ethos.

We aim to adopt the highest possible standards and take reasonable steps in relation to the safety and welfare of all event attendees while upholding our main aim of providing an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone at the camp.

This policy applies to children and young people under the age of 18 years. Similar guidelines need to be applied when dealing with vulnerable adults. All references to a child or children in this policy and guidelines should be taken to refer to those referred to above.

Who should read this policy?
Everyone attending Continuum Camp
Continuum Camp Events Team asks that all event attendees read this policy. 

 

Safeguarding Guidelines

  • All event attendees are made aware when booking and when they arrive at the camp that children and young people under the age of 18 remain the responsibility of the adults who purchased their ticket at all times

  • Children remain the responsibility of the adult by whom their ticket was purchased

  • Continuum Camp Events Team want those bringing children under the age of 18 to note that camp volunteers are not required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure

  • Children and young people should be supervised at all times by their responsible adult

  • We have a dedicated team of skilled volunteers; however our volunteers are not responsible for the care of children and adolescents

  • Children and adolescents are free to leave activities and workshops at any point

  • There are fully trained SIA security and first aiders on site 24 hours a day

  • There are two identified safeguarding liaisons on site during the event who have undertaken safeguarding training to County Council standards

 

Action in the event of serious concern or an incident

  • In the first instance please alert a member of the Continuum Camp Events Team or the security staff if you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child or are approached by a distressed or concerned child

  • The incident will be passed to the Safeguarding Liaison who will decide with the Continuum Camp Events team the appropriate action

  • Depending on the incident the next steps are likely to include:

  • Ensuring that any child affected is safe and at no further immediate risk

  • Listening to those directly affected, identifying what they need and ensuring that these people have at a member of the Continuum Camp Events Team for support and as a point of contact

  • Continuum Camp Events Team deciding, in liaison with all those affected, if any further action is required