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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Statement of Policy

RSCDS Edinburgh's policy is to foster inclusion and to ensure that any 'vulnerable people‛, children, young people or adults, are protected and kept safe from harm whilst they are with members of the RSCDS, for example, attending events or classes run by RSCDS Edinburgh. It is expected that:

  • All members working with or having unsupervised access to vulnerable people should hold the appropriate level of Criminal Record Disclosure (eg Disclosure Scotland, CRB Enhanced Disclosure)
  • All members will have access to training, advice and support to help them to understand and fulfil their role where this involves vulnerable people
  • Activities will take place in a safe and secure environment, which has been risk assessed as appropriate to the participating group and activity
  • Appropriate action is taken in response to any concerns about abuse/ allegations of abuse

Definitions

For the purpose of this document (and as specified by The Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) (Scotland) Regulations 2002):

  • a child is a person under the age of 18, and
  • a person may be considered a vulnerable adult if they are 18 years or over and have either a learning or physical disability, a physical or mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction or a reduction in physical or mental capacity which leads to reduced ability to protect themselves from assault, abuse or neglect.

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