Safeguarding Officer: Nell Price

This policy has been written to ensure the safety of minors (under 16s) and vulnerable adults whilst attending and participating in events at Arty Farty Retreat.

This complies with the Local Authority, Kent County Council and with the following laws:

Safeguarding vulnerable groups Act – 2006
Children Act – 1989
Children Act – 2004

1. Roles

1.1 The Safeguarding Officer will:

  • Ensure an up to date DBS is completed
  • Hold a certificate for level 2 Safeguarding children and adults
  • Ensure the safeguarding policy is adhered to

2. Data protection

All data kept at Arty Farty Retreat is in accordance with GDPR.  See the ‘Your Data’ section of our website.

3. Arty Farty SmARTies

Should a workshop or event be delivered by an external professional, the safeguarding officer will be in attendance, unless checks have been taken to ensure a clear DBS is held or no-one at risk attends the event.

4. Response and Recording

Although the safeguarding officer will be alert to the signs and signals which may indicate that someone is being abused, many incidents will only come to light because the person discloses this themselves.

If this is the case or we are concerned about their response, we will report your concerns directly to the social services agency, or to the police or to The Care Quality Commission if it is a regulated service.  Notes of the disclosure will be taken to ensure any relevant details are not missed, these are kept within GDPR guidelines.

5. Reporting

5.1 During the day and in office hours
Concerned about an adult?

Concerned about a child?

5.2 Out of hours and in an emergency
If you need to contact us outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.