Our policies are guided by our underlying objective to provide young people with a safe and supportive space in which to be themselves. We take seriously our duty to safeguard the welfare of all those we work with.
Safeguarding is defined as:
Brotherhood fulfills local and national responsibilities in line with:
Trust is paramount to creating the right environment for this work, so there is absolute confidentiality. Nothing that is discussed in private sessions or in groups is repeated or relayed to anybody outside of the session. The only exception to this is where there is a safeguarding concern, or where an individual’s safety is otherwise at risk.
Facilitators have received current Safeguarding training about what constitutes abuse, how to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse, and what to do. It is neither the role nor responsibility of those working with young people in workshops to assess, diagnose or investigate whether a child is at risk of or suffering harm or abuse. It is the responsibility of staff to be aware of the need to report any concerns about a child through the appropriate channel.
We safeguard children and young people by:
The Prevent Duty
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” known as the Prevent Duty. Brotherhood recognises that protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of the organisation’s wider safeguarding duties and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms, whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. Brotherhood has regard to the statutory Prevent Duty Guidance, specifically paragraphs 57-76 of the guidance, concerned specifically with schools.