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Children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to participate in and be safe in the services provided for them by

The Art Ministry regardless of age, race, disability, culture or gender. This includes a right to protection from abuse.


The Art Ministry Combined Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People, and Vulnerable Adults (“Combined Safeguarding Policy”) aims to ensure that an overarching approach to safeguarding covers all services provided by The Art Ministry.


The Art Ministry will promote the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults within all services by:

Respecting the rights, wishes, feelings and privacy of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Raising awareness among trustees, staff, volunteers, contractors, etc. of the safeguarding duty placed on them and on The Art Ministry.
Taking seriously and responding appropriately and promptly to all concerns, incidents and allegations.
Providing training appropriate to the level of involvement with children, young people and vulnerable adults to ensure that trustees, staff and volunteers understand the different forms of abuse as well as their roles and responsibilities under the Charity’s various codes of conduct and the Combined Safeguarding Policy.
Ensuring that everyone knows how to record and report safeguarding concerns, incidents and allegations.
Requiring organisations that the Charity works with or that provide the Charity with services, to have appropriate safeguarding procedures and training in place and to use an appropriate safeguarding policy.
Ensuring that unsuitable people are prevented from working with children, young people and vulnerable adults through The Art Ministry's “Safer Recruitment Policy”.
Not tolerating harassment of any trustees, staff, volunteers, contracted service providers or children, young people or vulnerable adults who raise concerns of abuse.
Preventing abuse by promoting good practice, creating a safe and healthy environment and avoiding situations where abuse or allegations of abuse occur.

This policy applies to all services within the scope of The Art Ministry. In addition to staff and trustees, it also applies to volunteers, outside organisations delivering services on behalf of The Art Ministry and contractors.


In order to stay at the forefront of safeguarding, The Art Ministry is committed to reviewing its safeguarding policies and procedures at least on an annual basis.


Combined Safeguarding Policy - click to download

Safeguarding - Report of Concern Form - click to download





















The Art Ministry, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ, Registered Charity Number: 1108227