Safeguarding Policy

LAMBEAGE HALL AND BATTERY

CHILD AND VULNERABLE ADULTS SAFEGUARDING POLICY 

This statement of policy and procedures applies to users of, and activities in, Lambeage Hall and Battery and any ancillary activities which are the responsibility of Lambeage Hall. This policy is in place to protect all children and vulnerable adults regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion or faith.

The welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount and is the responsibility of everyone. All children and vulnerable adults have the right to protection from abuse whether physical, sexual, neglect or emotional: verbal, bullying, exclusion.

All people associated with Lambeage Hall and its use have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

The named Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Officer on the Committee is Helen Macfarlane who undertakes regular update training and holds an enhanced DBS. If you have concerns regarding any safeguarding issue at Lambeage Hall or the Battery, please contact her on 01326 280594 or via email helen8macfarlane@gmail.com.

The Management Committee will endeavour to keep the premises safe for use.

No member of the Committee, hall staff, outside contractors, hirers or volunteers will have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults unless in possession of appropriate clearance such as DBS.

The Management Committee will ensure that all hirers/users of the Hall are aware that any safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the hirers. 

Hirers need to be aware that facilities such as the toilets might be shared with other groups and bar/café users and that appropriate supervision/arrangements should be made.

The Committee will ensure that hirers are made aware of their obligations under the Licensing Act 2003 to ensure that alcohol may not be sold to under 18s and only consumed by them in line with the hall’s terms and conditions, and that no children may be admitted to films etc when they are below the age classification for the film or show.  

Acceptance of Lambeage Hall’s safeguarding policy is part of the agreed contract taken out on hiring the Hall.

A copy of this policy is available on the Lambeage Hall website and will be displayed for the attention of all on the Hall notice board. The policy will be reviewed on a regular basis.

March 2019