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Our Safeguarding Statement

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Gaddum acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding policies and practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.

Our safeguarding policy has been developed in line with The Children Act (1989), The Care Act (2014) and The Mental Capacity Act (2005). Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all Gaddum employees, volunteers, and students must comply with our Safeguarding policies and procedures.

At Gaddum, we value safeguarding, we know it’s personal and we know it is everyone’s responsibility. Gaddum has a clear and singular safeguarding escalation process that covers children, young people, and adults.

It must be followed at all times and, if an employee, volunteer or student is in doubt – they must speak to their line manager or next safeguarding escalation lead.

It is the responsibility of every employee and volunteer to follow the procedures within our policies if they are concerned about a child. All safeguarding issues should be recorded and reported through the safeguarding reporting procedures for Gaddum.

We seek DBS certificates for all employees, volunteers, and students prior to joining Gaddum and everyone is provided with robust Safeguarding training.

Strategic Leadership responsibility for safeguarding across Gaddum rests with our Head of Operations, Lauren Edwards and Deputy Chief Executive, Ben Whalley. Gaddum has a Quality & Governance Subcommittee which meets every three months to review all safeguarding incidents. This subcommittee oversees the risk management system and ensures services are delivered safely and to a high standard.

Raising a safeguarding concern about a Gaddum employee, volunteer or student

Gaddum will ensure that safeguarding concerns raised about employees, volunteers and students are dealt with thoroughly and responsibly.

To raise a concern, about a member of staff, please contact

If you have concerns about a member of Gaddum’s Board, please contact:

If you would like to review our Safeguarding policies, you can request a copy by emailing


You can download a copy of our Safeguarding policies here:

Adult Safeguarding Policy

Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy

Anonymous Safeguarding Concerns

Wherein you have safeguarding concerns that you feel unable to raise with a member of staff you can submit an anonymous safeguarding concern here:

Anonymously report a safeguarding concern