To fulfil Garnish Music Production’s commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, all organisations that provide services for, or work with, children and vulnerable adults must have:
? Those people in positions of responsibility within the organisation will work in accordance with the interests of children, vulnerable adults and young people and follow the policy outlined below;
2. Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy
Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child, young person and/or vulnerable adult to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape or buggery or oral sex) or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, such as involving children and vulnerable adults in looking at, or in the production of, sexual online images, watching sexual activities, or encouraging children and vulnerable adults to behave in sexually inappropriate ways.
Neglect is the failure to meet a child’s and/or vulnerable adult basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse. Once a child is born, neglect may involve a parent or carer failing to:
3. What to do if Children and Vulnerable Adults talk to you about abuse or neglect
3.1 It is recognised that a child and/or vulnerable adult may seek you out to share information about abuse or Neglect, or talk spontaneously individually or in groups when you are present. In these situations YOU MUST:
o they have done the right thing in telling you;
o they have not done anything wrong;
4.6 Consultation is not the same as making a referral but should enable a decision to be made as to whether a referral to Social Care or the Police should progress.
5. Make a Referral
If your concern is about harm or risk of harm from a family member or someone known to the children and/or vulnerable adults , you should make a telephone referral to the Social Care Duty & Investigation Team in the area where the child and/or vulnerable adult resides (see Section 8: Useful Garnish Telephone Numbers).
5.5 Information required when making a referral
Be prepared to give as much of the following information as possible (in emergency situations all of this information may not be available). Unavailability of some information should not stop you making a referral.
5.6 Action to be taken following the referral
Garnish has a policy that covers the use of all ICT related activities including the use of social media, email and internet.
7.1 If you experience or are subject to any form of abuse via any form of ICT communications we take this matter very seriously and all and any incidences are required to be reported immediately
8.3 If in doubt, consult:
9. Useful Garnish Telephone Numbers:
+1 323 639 0125
This policy is further supported by the following additional policies and guidelines;