The Gap Club believes that children have the right to be completely secure from both the fear and reality of
abuse, and we are committed to protecting all the children in our care from harm. The welfare and protection
of all our children is our first priority. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all who work with us, visit or have contact with our sites to share this commitment.
Our Safeguarding Policy applies to all staff, visitors and volunteers within our settings. There are three key commitments to our policy:
1. We are committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children, young people and vulnerable adults
are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of our service delivery.
2. We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents, allegations or concerns of
abuse that may occur, and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set
down in ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’ (HMG 2015) and the Care Act 2014.
3. We are committed to promoting the awareness of child abuse and related issues throughout our training and learning
programmes. We are also committed to empowering children, through our play ethos, early years
curriculum and practices, in their right to be listened to.
A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found through the below link: