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Flying Fish Safeguarding Policy

As a maritime training provider, Flying Fish is committed to the highest standards. We recognise that the training courses we offer lead to a professional qualification and help develop social, physical and emotional skills. The accommodation we provide helps build confidence and build self-confidence.

Our safeguarding policy and procedure help promote good practice among staff and trainers and provides for a safe, fun and enjoyable training experience.

The safety and welfare of our customers is paramount, the Directors and staff are here to provide a safe and surported training environment for every single customer that trains with Flying Fish.

Policy Statement

Flying Fish is committed to Safeguarding Adults in line with national legislation and relevant national and local guidelines.

We will safeguard adults by ensuring that our activities are delivered in a way that keeps all adults safe.

We are committed to creating a culture of zero-tolerance of harm to adults which necessitates: the recognition of adults who may be at risk and the circumstances which may increase risk; knowing how adult abuse, exploitation, or neglect manifests itself; and being willing to report safeguarding concerns.

This extends to recognising and reporting harm experienced anywhere, including within our activities, within other organised community or voluntary activities, in the community, in the person’s own home, and in any care setting.


Flying Fish is committed to best safeguarding practice and to uphold the rights of all adults to live a life free from harm from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. We believe everyone has the right to live free from abuse or neglect regardless of age, ability or disability, sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status.  

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to demonstrate the commitment of Flying Fish to safeguarding adults and to ensure that everyone involved in Flying Fish is aware of:

  • The legislation, policy and procedures for safeguarding adults
  • Their role and responsibility for safeguarding adults
  • What to do or who to speak to if they gave a concern relating to the wealfre and wellbeing of an adult within the organisation

Scope

This safeguarding adult policy and associated procedures apply to all individuals involved in Flying Fish, including suppliers and training partners. We expect our partner organisations to adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles and practice as set out in our Safeguarding Adults Policy and associated procedures.

Commitments

Flying Fish will

  • Flying Fish acts in accordance with best practice advice, for example, from the RYA and other awarding authorities.
  • Cooperate with the police and the relevant local authorities in taking action to safeguard an adult
  • Shares information about anyone found to be a risk to adults with the appropriate bodies. For example: Disclosure and Barring Service, Services, Police, Local Authority/Social Services.
  • Policies and procedures reviewed by the management on a yearly basis.
  • Everyone involved with Flying Fish is aware of the safeguarding adult procedures and knows what to do and who to contact if they have a concern relating to the welfare or wellbeing of an adult.
  • Confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored in line with our Data Protection Policy and procedures.

Key points

  • There is a legal duty on Local Authorities to provide support to ‘adults at risk’.
  • The safeguarding legislation applies to all forms of abuse that harm a person’s well-being.
  • The law provides a framework for good practice in safeguarding that makes the overall well-being of an adult at risk a priority of any intervention.
  • The law provides a framework for making decisions on behalf of adults who can’t make decisions for themselves (mental capacity)
  • Key legislation that covers safeguarding of adults includes
    • The Human rights act 1998
    • The data protection act 2018
    • General data protection regulations 2018
  • The practices and procedures within our policy on safeguarding adults are based on the relevant legislation and government guidance from
    • The care act 2014
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