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Stormbreak CIO

Safeguarding Declaration

At stormbreak, we are committed to safeguarding and providing a safe and supportive environment for everyone who engages with our services. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, faith or cultural background, ensuring that their needs are met and their voices are heard.

We adhere to all relevant legislation and guidance and our policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and best practice. All staff members are trained in safeguarding and are aware of their responsibilities to report any concerns or suspicions of abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding is firmly embedded within all our services across the organisation. We are compliant in meeting our statutory responsibilities for safeguarding, which include making sure there is clear leadership and lines of accountability, having appropriate policies and procedures, providing safeguarding training and working in partnership with relevant agencies to protect children and adults at risk of harm.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we adhere to the following principles:

  • Putting Children First: The welfare and best interests of children and young people are paramount in all aspects of our work. We prioritise their safety, well-being, and development.
  • Creating a Safe Environment: We maintain safe and secure environments for children and young people, whether they are participating in our programs, accessing our services, or engaging with our staff and volunteers.
  • Prevention and Protection: We take proactive measures to prevent harm and protect children and young people from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and discrimination.
  • Promoting Awareness and Understanding: We raise awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues among our staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and stakeholders, ensuring that everyone understands their role and responsibilities in keeping children safe.
  • Implementing Policies and Procedures: We have robust safeguarding policies, procedures, and guidelines in place, which are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practices and comply with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Training and Support: We provide comprehensive training and support to our trustees, staff and volunteers on safeguarding matters, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify signs of concern, respond appropriately, and report concerns effectively.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: We work collaboratively with other organisations, agencies, and authorities involved in safeguarding to share information, coordinate responses, and ensure a joined-up approach to protecting children and young people.
  • Listening and Responding: We actively listen to the views, wishes, and concerns of children and young people, respecting their rights to be heard and taken seriously. We respond promptly and sensitively to any disclosures or allegations of abuse, taking appropriate action in line with our safeguarding procedures.

By adhering to these principles and upholding our safeguarding commitments, we strive to create a culture of vigilance, accountability, and transparency, where every child and young person feels safe, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential. If you would like to see our full safeguarding policy please contact