Children and young people have the right to participate in learning free from abuse and exploitation, and have equal rights to protection from harm. Child abuse or neglect is when anyone under 18 years of age is being harmed or not being looked after properly. This abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or neglect.
Children’s University Scotland is committed to safeguarding children and expect all who work with us to uphold their duty of care to children and young people who take part in learning activities.
We must all demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and must not abuse the position of trust that comes with being part of the Children’s University Scotland network.
Child Safeguarding is the work we do to promote children’s wellbeing and protect them from harm - it is everyone’s responsibility and we need you to play your part too.
We all have a responsibility to safeguard children in the following ways:
Concerns about the safety of a child and/or the inappropriate behaviour towards a child of someone within your own organisation or Children’s University Scotland, should be reported immediately.
If you want to know more about our Child Safeguarding Policy then please get in touch.