The Macmillan Safeguarding Policy sets out our approach to removing, reducing and managing risks within the course of our work, and the agreed action that anyone representing Macmillan are required to take to follow best practice in dealing with Safeguarding concerns.
On this page, you will find a condensed version of the Macmillan Safeguarding Policy. If there are any queries about this condensed policy, need further information or a PDF copy of the full version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macmillan is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone the charity interacts with, including all our service users, donors, customers, employees and volunteers who are involved in, or affected by our work. All children and adults, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
All employees and volunteers have a duty to prevent the abuse of children and adults and report any safeguarding concerns to the Safeguarding Team and their own manager.
Safeguarding Service Users Supporters Customers
- Carry out criminal background checks on applicants for eligible employee and volunteer roles.
- Ensure that allegations of abuse or concerns about the safety and wellbeing raised by, or on behalf of service users/supporters/customers are properly handled.
- Have a nominated Safeguarding Manager who has organisational responsibility for monitoring safeguarding issues, ensuring compliance with this policy and acts as the main point of contact for external organisations who want to discuss safeguarding.
- Ensure that employees and volunteers across the organisation receive training in safeguarding.
The Senior Safeguarding Manager (or designated deputy) is responsible for acting as the independent person within Macmillan for any child or vulnerable adult who wishes to discuss a concern within Macmillan should be able to contact an independent person.
1. Recording and Reporting Concerns
2. Support for those who report abuse
All those making a complaint or allegation or expressing concern, whether they are employees, volunteers, service users, supporters, customers, carers or members of the general public should be reassured that:
- They will be taken seriously
- Their comments will usually be treated confidentially, but their concerns may be shared if they or others are at significant risk
- If service users/supporters/customers, they will be given appropriate support and the allegation or concern will be acted on at the earliest possible opportunity
- If employees or volunteers, they will be given support and afforded protection
- We will contact emergency or other support services where we consider it is necessary or appropriate to do so.
3. Investigating Allegations of Abuse
4. Allegations of Abuse made against Macmillan Employees and Volunteers
5. The Duty to Refer
It is the responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that any information relating to actual or suspected abuse is kept confidential.
A full copy of Macmillan’s Safeguarding Policy can be requested by contacting email@example.com.