Stick ‘n’ Step works with children and young people with disabilities as part of our activities, which comprise Conductive Education sessions in individual or group settings.

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 the child is paramount.

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

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

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

 We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • Valuing, listening to and respecting them.

  • Appointing designated safeguarding leads and a lead trustee for safeguarding.

  • Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately.

  • Sharing information about child protection and safeguarding best practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions.

  • Using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately.

  • Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

If you would like to read our full safeguarding policy please email us and we will send this out to you.

If you have a safeguarding concern, please call one of our centres and ask to speak with one of our safeguarding leads.