safeguarding  statement

This statement sets out the position of Valley Life Trust Ltd which trades as Mission24 and LifeLink24, herein called ‘The Trust’, regarding safeguarding matters related to the protection of adults and children.

  • The Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.

  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of  children and adults at risk of harm and abuse and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.

  • We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.

The Trust is committed to:

  • Following statutory denominational and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that the Trust works within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.

  • Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work and ensuring they agreed to abide by Trust policy.

  • Ensuring that we keep up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.

We recognise:

  • Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child.  Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.

  • Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Mr Ralph Turner (DSO) & Mrs Machala Escott (DSP) – info@mission24.co.uk