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Anna Freud Centre Statement of Responsibility
The Anna Freud Centre is committed to safeguarding children across the organisation. The welfare of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all our Trustees, Directors, Clinical, Administrative, Academic and Research Employees, Interns and Volunteers (All Staff) staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.
We provide services for children, young people and families within our Centre and across London with a range of partnership organisations. We also involve children, young people and families in research and education activities. Wherever we engage with children, young people and families our commitment to safeguarding is paramount. We continue to progress a significant programme of safeguarding training for staff to ensure that all eligible staff have received the right level of training relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
As part of the Anna Freud Centre commitment to safeguarding children throughout all its services there is a Safeguarding Oversight Group comprising the Head of Programme for Clinical Services, three Senior Clinical Safeguarding Officers, the General Manager and the group Administrator. Dr Dickon Bevington is the Named Senior Safeguarding Officer.
Useful external sites
The Safe Network - Run by NSPCC, Children England & Child Accident Prevention Trust, the Safe Network works with voluntary and community organisations to help keep children and young people safe when taking part in activities. There is a wide range of free information and advice available, access to safeguarding standards, training materials and other vital resources.
Making the Link - Supports people with a role to play in child accident prevention throughout England. Providing tools to encourage effective partnership working to reduce deaths and hospital admissions from child accidents.