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Our primary duty of care relates to ensuring the well-being and safety of each child, and adult at risk, within the service.

As such one of our two core objectives is to provide robust and well informed parenting assessments so the best possible determination can be made by statutory bodies and courts of what is in each child’s best interests (particularly from a safeguarding perspective).

Sadly we may support families who, despite significant levels of support from PfP and our partners, are unable to make the required changes to meet their child’s immediate and longer term needs.

This may mean that the best outcome for the child’s ongoing safeguarding and well-being is a recommendation that they do not remain with their parent(s)/carer(s).

As the safeguarding of each child and adult at risk is paramount, effective reporting shall occur internally and externally in relation to incidents, complaints, concerns, safeguarding matters, whistleblowing and notifications.  This is to ensure that any issues arising in these areas, and the success of actions taken to address these, are monitored by the Responsible Individual and Board.

We aim to keep our families and staff safe by:

  • Having robust policies and procedures in place to deal appropriately with any allegation of safeguarding issues.
  • Reporting promptly, and with as much factual information as possible, to the relevant statutory body of any allegation.
  • Ensuring that there is a clear and effective Whistleblowing and Complaints procedure in place (including promotion of access to the non-executives on the Board should there be any concerns).