Our Commitment to Safeguarding
Hamwic Brass believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We recognise that we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safeguarding the well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults we come into contact with and to protecting them from harm.
Hamwic Brass has adopted the Brass Bands England BandSafe Assessment practise see https://www.bbe.org.uk/bandsafe.
About this policy
This policy applies to all members, volunteers and anyone working on behalf of Hamwic Brass or taking part in Hamwic Brass activities.
The purpose of this policy is to provide members and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to the protection of vulnerable people.
This policy recognises
‘Safeguarding’ means: The actions taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.
‘Children’ refers to: children up to the age of 18 years.
‘Vulnerable adults’ refers to: a person aged 18 years or over, who is in receipt of or may be in need of, support or care services by reason of learning or physical disability, age or illness and who may be unable to take care of him or herself, against exploitation or harm
This policy aims to:
- Protect children and vulnerable adults who are; members of, receive services from, or volunteer for, Hamwic Brass.
- Ensure members, staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults are carefully recruited and understand and accept responsibility for the safeguarding of those vulnerable individuals they are interacting with.
- Ensure that safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is a primary consideration when Jubilee Brass undertakes any activity, event or project.
A copy of our formally documented Safeguarding Policy will be made available on request.