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Safeguarding statement

Baby Umbrella believes that all staff, volunteers and Trustees have a responsibility for ensuring safeguarding of anyone that we work with or support.


For children, young people and adults at risk, our commitment is that we will ensure that all contacts count and we do not miss any opportunity to identify any form of neglect or abuse, or additional concerns. This policy sets out Baby Umbrella’s responsibilities under the Children Act 2004 to ensure children, young people and adults at risk are kept safe from harm. 


We are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We recognise that all our people, regardless of race, age, ability, gender, identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief can be subject to abuse and have the right to protection from all types of harm or abuse. We work closely with partner organisations to ensure that we follow safeguarding best practice.


Baby Umbrella has a comprehensive safeguarding policy, the implementation of which is overseen by our safeguarding lead and supported senior leadership team and trustees of the charity. 


We take robust steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles. Additionally, we have a code of conduct for all staff and volunteers.


We take the safety and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers seriously, and we have put systems and processes in place to identify and assess potential areas of risk across all our activities; and we ensure remedial plans are put in place to address these risks. We have an active Whistleblowing policy in place.


All our staff, volunteers and directors are trained to recognise signs which could indicate that a child or adult at risk may be being abused or neglected. We actively encourage our staff, volunteers and those who use or come into contact with our services, to speak up about things which they think could cause harm to people and we act promptly when concerns have been raised.


We highly value the contribution of our staff and volunteers and offer them a range of support to manage and cope with the sometimes challenging nature of our work. We are committed to creating a safe place to work and also a supportive and rewarding one.


Key Contact Personnel

Contact our safeguarding team at

Designated safeguarding lead:  Karen McCully

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead(s): Laura Shtaingos and Jennie Yelverton

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