In Montrose Living we believe that preventing abuse is preferable to reacting to abuse, and where it is practicable to do so young people who use services are supported to safeguard themselves from abuse. Suitable arrangements are in place to ensure that young people at risk of abuse are made aware of their rights and given appropriate information, advice and support to enable them to live a life free from violence and abuse.
We make every effort to promote the wellbeing, security and safety of young people at risk of abuse consistent with their rights, mental capacity and personal choices.
As an organisation, we embrace the notion that Safeguarding is everyone’s business and all people who work, or meet vulnerable young people have a duty to protect them from abuse and to report all incidents, concerns or suspicions of abuse or neglect.
Montrose Living has developed and implemented a robust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy to support all our staff working with vulnerable young people to safeguard their dignity, quality of life and safety.
Our staff receive training on child protection and safeguarding adults, as mandatory and are fully aware of this policy and support the arrangements in place for the reporting and management of abuse.
The policy is updated regularly to ensure that it continues to be fully compliant with prevailing legislation.