Breadline is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and protecting them from abuse. We believe that it is never acceptable for anyone to experience abuse of any kind and that the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility within our organisation.
We acknowledge that children, young people and vulnerable adults can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. We accept the UN Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parents, legal guardians or any other person who has the contact with the child”
Breadline has therefore adopted the procedures set out in this safeguarding policy in accordance with guidance from CCPAS and Global Connections.