Statement on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Statement on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Release recognises the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults, as far as it is in within our abilities to do so in the course of our work. We concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. They have a right to be protected from ‘all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.’ Therefore, Release has adopted the procedures set out in its Safeguarding Policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are committed to work with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding. Please contact the Release office if you would like to see a copy of our Safeguarding Policy.