Safeguarding Policy


Because of the nature of the work undertaken by Nottingham Forest
Community Trust (NFCT), it is required by law to have in place robust
safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the protection of children,
young people and adults at risk. To ensure that NFCT meets that duty - and
as part of a proactive, integrated and consistent approach to safeguarding -
the organisation has developed a Safeguarding Handbook.

 

What is safeguarding?


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and
protect them from harm. Safeguarding means protecting people from abuse, maltreatment, neglect, harm and/or
exploitation. Through NFCT setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures, it means that
children, young people and adults at risk - that come into contact with our organisation - are protected from those
that might pose a risk. All organisations that work with (or come into contact with) children, young people and adults
at risk are required to have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that everyone - regardless of their age,
gender, religion or ethnicity - can be protected from harm.

 

NFCT’s Safeguarding Ethos


NFCT will always seek to provide protection to any person that receives our services. To this end NFCT will provide
staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a person may be
experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. NFCT believes that a no one should ever experience abuse of any kind. NFCT
have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk to keep them safe. NFCT
are committed to work in a way that protects them. This Safeguarding Policy Statement applies to everyone that
comes into contact with NFCT - including as applicable - the Board of Directors & Executive Team, Senior Managers,
Staff, Agency Staff, Contractors, Suppliers, Volunteers, Students on work experience, as well as anyone else working
on behalf of NFCT. This policy also applies to any other person that engages with the work of NFCT and includes
parents, carers, families and other visitors to NFCT premises.

 

Safeguarding at NFCT


NFCT places the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk as its prime focus and has developed full
safeguarding policies and procedures. To underpin the approach, NFCT ensures all of its management team, staff
members and volunteers have been fully trained in safeguarding to enable the organisation to live and breathe its
approach. In developing NFCT’s safeguarding policies and procedures, the organisation has adopted the
following three-part safeguarding strategy which focuses on:

  1. Getting the right people involved with NFCT This is achieved through adherence to NFCT’s Safer Recruitment Policies and Procedures.
  2. Creating a safe environment for children, young people & adults at risk
    This is achieved by providing all required safeguarding training, support and best practice advice;
    and further guidance by the effective communication of NFCT’s Codes of Conduct.
  3. Promoting clear systems to deal with any safeguarding concerns
    This is achieved through implementation of all NFCT’s policies and procedures relating to
    safeguarding.

 

A full copy of NFCT’s Safeguarding Handbook is available by speaking with
(or contacting) the NFCT person responsible for safeguarding.


Any person with a safeguarding concern or complaint - or who requires
safeguarding support and advice - should not hesitate to contact the
appropriate member of NFCT’s designated Safeguarding Team as detailed on
the following page...

 

NFCT’s Internal Safeguarding Contacts:


Board Safeguarding Lead/Senior Safeguarding Manager
Name Karen Frankland
Job Title Trustee
Telephone Contact Mobile: 07947 318882
Email langtonhall@live.co.uk


Designated Safeguarding Officer & Nominated Manager for Adults
Name Richie Holmes
Job Title Head of Operations
Telephone Contact Landline: 0115 9824 398 Mobile: 07583 531316
Email richie.holmes@nottinghamforest.co.uk


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer & Nominated Manager for Adults
Name Declan Barker
Job Title Head of Programmes
Telephone Contact Mobile: 07904 892805
Email declan.barker@nottinghamforest.co.uk


E-Safety Coordinator
Name Richie Holmes
Job Title Head of Operations
Telephone Contact Landline: 0115 9824 398 Mobile: 07583 531316
Email richie.holmes@nottinghamforest.co.uk


Responsible Person for Health & Safety
Name Richie Holmes
Job Title Head of Operations
Telephone Contact Landline: 0115 9824 398 Mobile: 07583 531316
Email richie.holmes@nottinghamforest.co.uk


Responsible Person for Data Protection
Name Richie Holmes
Job Title Head of Operations
Telephone Contact Landline: 0115 9824 398 Mobile: 07583 531316
Email richie.holmes@nottinghamforest.co.uk


Anyone with a safeguarding concern - and who would prefer not to speak directly with a member of our safeguarding team - should seek the appropriate support and guidance from the numbers below:
Other Useful Safeguarding Contacts
Local Police Emergency 999 & Non-Emergency 101
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk
ChildLine 0800 1111 (or text phone 0800 400 222) or www.childline.org.uk