BISHOPS FROME VILLAGE CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
CHILD AND VULNERABLE ADULTS SAFEGUARDING POLICY
This statement of policy and procedures applies to users of, and activities in, Bishops Frome Village Centre and any ancillary activities which are the responsibility of the Village Centre Management Committee.
This policy is in place to protect all children and vulnerable adults regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion or faith. The welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount and is the responsibility of everyone. All children and vulnerable adults have the right to protection from abuse whether physical, verbal, sexual, bullying, exclusion or neglect. All people associated with the Village Centre and its use have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
The Management Committee will endeavour to keep the premises safe for use. No member of the Management Committee, outside contractors, hirers or volunteers will have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults unless in possession of appropriate clearance such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The Management Committee will ensure that all hirers/users of the Hall are aware that any safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the hirers.
The Committee will ensure that hirers are made aware of their obligations under the Licensing Act 2003 to ensure that alcohol is not sold to those under the age of 18 and that no children may be admitted to films when they are below the age classification for the film or show. No gambling or entertainment of an adult or sexual nature shall be permitted on the premises.
Acceptance of the Village Centre’s safeguarding policy is part of the agreed contract taken out on hiring the Hall. A copy of this policy is available on the Village Centre website and will be displayed for the attention of all on the Hall notice board. The policy will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any vulnerable person or group should be raised either verbally or in writing to Tony Davis, the nominated Safeguarding Officer. His telephone contact number is 01885 490394. Concerns can also be emailed to Tony using the email address
[email protected] or any of the contact details on the Bishops Frome Village Centre website: bishopsfromecentre.co.uk
Adopted: January 2017
Revised: September 2020