The safety and well-being of all our young people is at the heart of everything we do at Silverbox Films Ltd.
This policy is a clear and unequivocal statement of intent that demonstrates our commitment to all of our young people, their families, our staff and our supporters.
We believe that all children and young people have the right to protection from neglect and abuse and that their welfare is of paramount importance. Silverbox is an organisation where learning and personal development takes place in a climate of trust and confidence and where we value everyone's unique contribution to our community.
Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
All staff and volunteers working in the school have a duty to ensure that children are safe and protected and we all have a duty to ensure that if there are any concerns relating to the welfare or safety of a child then strict child protection procedures are followed.
We will always try to work in partnership with families and organisations but in any conflict between the needs of the child or young person and those of parents/carers or professionals, the needs of the young person must come first.
We are committed to safe recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that all staff and volunteers have been appropriately screened prior to appointment, and to the provision of appropriate child protection training through the staff induction programme and within continuing professional development opportunities.
I would like to thank everyone for their continued commitment to the development of this core piece of our work. I now set down the challenge to everyone involved with Silverbox to embrace the principles set out within it and continue to provide the highest quality, safe, effective and child friendly environments within which our young people can reach their potential.
Martin Smith (Founder and Director)
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