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Policy Devon District Councils Joint Safeguarding Policy

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3. Aims of the policy

The aims of the policy are to:

  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of all parties within scope of the policy.
    Support the promotion of a safe working environment and a culture of care in which the rights of all children, young people and adults with care and support needs are protected and respected.
    Promote best practice in how employees and associated workers interact with children, young people and adults with care and support needs while providing Council services.
  • Develop clear guidance and procedures for those employees working with children, young people and adults with care and support needs and ensure through training and support that they are aware of these and able to implement them.
  • Provide a framework for developing partnerships with appropriate external bodies e.g. Devon Safeguarding Children Board and Devon Safeguarding Adults Board, to ensure that the policy continues to reflect legal and best practice requirements in respect of the responsibility of care of children, young people and adults with care and support needs.