Safeguarding Policy

The purpose of this summary is to provide an introduction to Thetrustedsave safeguarding approach and policy. Safeguarding is a key priority for us. We work with some of the most marginalised and at-risk children, adults, families, and communities, across the globe. At The Trusted Save, we understand safeguarding to mean protecting people, in particular children and at-risk adults, from maltreatment or harm caused by our staff, associates, programmes, or operations.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means keeping people safe while they are in contact with The Trusted Save. Thetrustedsave wants to keep everyone safe while they are in contact. TheTrustedSave is committed to being a safe organisation – for those who work with us, as well as for all the children and at-risk adults we support. We are creating a workplace where all staff and associates (volunteers, contractors, donors, consultants, partners, and other service providers) are treated with respect and dignity, and is characterised by honesty, integrity, and mutual trust. TheTrustedSave Appeal welcomes diversity and believes every staff and associate has the right to work in an environment which encourages harmonious relationships. TheTrustedSave Appeal expects that our staff and associates shall behave responsibly and represent our values at all times, and maintain the highest professional, moral and ethical standards in their day-to-day work.

Thetrustedsave wants to keep people safe from any harm or abuse that would be caused by each other, themselves, our activities, or organisational failings whilst in contact. 

Zero tolerance policy towards inaction against all forms of harm

We believes that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, if parents, pregnant or otherwise has the right to be protected from all forms of harm. We are committed to preventing any form of sexual exploitation, abuse, and sexual harassment , including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse, and responding robustly when harm takes place. We are working towards adopting a comprehensive safeguarding practice and culture, with safeguarding of children and at-risk adults being the primary focus in all our programmes and operations.

Safeguarding Policy

The purpose of the Safeguarding Policy is to protect people, particularly children, at-risk adults, and project participants and community members, from any maltreatment or harm that may be caused due to their coming into contact with ThetrustedSave Appeal. This policy enables us to prevent, report and respond to safeguarding concerns and always ensure accountability and transparency. The Policy provides guidance and informs staff and associates of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.

Safer recruitment

Our vetting process for staff, volunteers and contractors includes the appropriate background checks, interviews with questions around safeguarding, and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, where relevant. All staff, contractors and volunteers who join the organisation will need to sign a commitment to our Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct upon signing an agreement and undertake an online safeguarding course within six weeks of joining, and annually thereafter. Volunteers who support us during our challenges, events or visit our programmes both in the UK and abroad are required to attend a safeguarding briefing with our Safeguarding Department to be able to represent us.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern?

Thetrustedsave wants to know if our work or someone who works for or with Thetrustedsave:

  • is hurting the safety of other people
  • is hurting the wellbeing of other people
  • is risking the safety of other people
  • is risking the wellbeing of other people.

If you think any of these is happening, please contact us by this email [email protected].