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Youth Fed believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to best practice which protects them from harm.

Youth Fed take a proactive approach to keeping children and young people safe from harm. Youth Fed have a legal “Duty of Care” not only to protect children but also to promote their welfare by taking all reasonable steps to ensure risks of harm are minimised. All Youth Fed staff and volunteers receive Child Protection and Safeguarding Training every year and complete a full DBS check before they come into contact with young people.

  • Youth Fed endeavour to put children and young people first by adopting the following safeguards:
  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
  • Adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers.
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
  • Providing effective information, advice and guidance to affiliated groups and other voluntary organisations

If you are worried about the immediate welfare of a child, who you think is at imminent threat of harm call 999.

For all other concerns please use the following sources of support:

 

Cheshire

Cheshire Safeguarding Children Board Website

Cheshire East consultation service (East) 0300 1235012

Integrated Access and Referral Team (West) 01606275099

Out of hours team West 01244 977277

LADO West 0151 337 4570

Multi agency Referral Form Download Link

Out of hours team Cheshire East 0300 123 502

Police (non emergency) 101

 

Halton

Halton Safeguarding Children Board Website

Contact and Referral Team 0151 907 8305
Out of hours team 0345 0500 148
Police (non emergency) 101

 

Warrington

Warrington Safeguarding Children Board Website
Main Reception 01925 443400
Out of Hours Service 01925 444400
Police (non emergency) 101

 

Wirral

Wirral Safeguarding Children’s Board Website

Central Advice and Duty Team 0151 606 2008
Out of Hours Service 0151 6776557
Police (non emergency) 101

 

Further Information and Support

Helplines

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000
Child Line 0800 1111
Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222

Websites

Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF)
NSPCC
Public Services Directory
Disclosure and Barring Service