1. Introduction

WP&UP is committed to the protection and safety of young people and adults who come into contact with WP&UP as attendees of events, as participants in WP&UP activities, and in dedicated WP&UP online spaces. This commitment to safeguarding requires that appropriate procedures are in place and that WP&UP maintains constant vigilance over these.

This policy sets out principles regarding WP&UP’s duty of care toward helping to protect young people and adults who fall under the definition of regulated activity and to support staff and volunteers who have responsibility for these groups. This policy is consistent with the Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1974, the Protection of Children Act 1999, the Children Act 2004, the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

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