Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Statement

Me and My Therapy CIC is committed to the safety and protection of all in our care, those who purchase our products and our workforce. The following policy outlines how safeguarding process and procedures underpin all work delivered by Me and My Therapy CIC, our duty of care and recruitment of staff and volunteers. Me and My Therapy CIC ensure that all staff and volunteers are adequately trained in safeguarding knowledge, process and procedures and can act upon any concerns for children, young people or vulnerable adults safety accordingly.


Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this policy is the following:

This policy applies to all directors, management, staff, volunteers, students and trustees of Me and My Therapy CIC. We are also committed to ensuring partners who we deliver joint work with have a equal safeguarding policy or agree to work in line with ours.


Legal Framework

This policy is developed in line with national legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults in England. Inclusive of but not limited to:

Children Act (1989)

Children Act (2004)

Children and Social Work Act (2017)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners (2015)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

The Care Act (2014)

NCS Code of Ethics


Supporting Documents:

Other supporting documention is available upon request.

We believe that:

Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind.

We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

The welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take.

Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

All children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous trauma, experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

Extra safeguards may be needed to keep children who are additionally vulnerable safe from abuse.

Whilst we strive to maintain client confidentiality, safeguarding will always supersede this and in circumstances where we suspect or know that a child (including unborn), young person or vulnerable adult is a risk to self, to others or from others, we will follow our safeguarding processes to ensuring this is reported in the appropriate ways.


Safeguarding Procedure

In the circumstance of suspecting of having knowledge of a child (including unborn), young person or vulnerable adult is a risk to self, to others or from others, we will follow the following process.


Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Callie Harrop – Co-Director

Sarah Smith – Co-Director