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Safeguarding

Everybody has the right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.

We are all responsible for the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We must ensure that we are doing all we can to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. If you see something, say something.

In order to protect people from abuse and harm it is important that everyone knows what to do if they suspect someone is being abused.

You may suspect that someone is being harmed or abused because:

  • You have general concerns about someone’s wellbeing
  • You see or hear about something which could cause abuse
  • Someone tells you something has happened or is happening to them which could be abuse

Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation.Individuals may be trafficked into, out of or within the UK, and they may be trafficked for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.

BSUH is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Safeguarding
Our commitment to ensure a zero tolerance towards modern slavery is reflected in a number of our policies and procedures. These include BSUH policies for Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children which are developed and maintained in line with national and local governance frameworks. BSUH works closely with partner organisations to ensure robust safeguarding arrangements are in place to protect the community it serves.

Role appropriate mandatory safeguarding training is provided for staff and volunteers which includes awareness of modern slavery.

Recruitment
BSUH is committed to maintaining safe recruitment processes by ensuring strict employment checks to include identity checks/work permits/DBS checks.

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