This policy outlines our approach to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults (for the purposes of this policy children are under the age of 14, young people are 14-17 years old and vulnerable adults are 18-25 years old) and is written in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006​ and with reference to Working together to Safeguard Children (2015)

It will be reviewed, added to, or modified from time to time and maybe supplemented in appropriate cases by further statements related to the work of ​Badu Community CIC. Copies and subsequent amendments will be made available to all employees. 

The success of this policy depends on the active support of all employees to achieve its objectives. 

Badu Community CIC recognises the need for a well-defined policy setting out the standards it aims to achieve for safeguarding children and young people within our care. 

This Safeguarding Policy sets out the organisation and arrangements for achieving this aim including the detailed responsibilities for key staff. 

The definition of a vulnerable adult is a person who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness, and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation​.