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      Safeguarding Children

      At Paragon Social Care, our unwavering commitment is to provide the highest standards of care and support for children and young people. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where each child can flourish, while promoting Excellence Through Understanding. Recognising the paramount importance of the child’s welfare, we embrace the principles of equality, partnership, and multi-agency collaboration to safeguard and protect every child and young person under our care.

      Our Approach


      Listening & Validation

      We place great emphasis on listening to and respecting the voices of children and young people. Their thoughts, concerns, and aspirations guide our actions and decision-making processes. By valuing their input, we empower them and create an environment where they feel safe, secure, and heard.


      Robust Policies & Code of Conduct

      Our comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures incorporate child protection guidelines, ensuring a safe environment for all. Every staff member is bound by a code of conduct that upholds the highest standards of professional behaviour, reinforcing our commitment to safeguarding children and young people.


      Sharing Information & Collaborative Efforts

      We believe that safeguarding is a collective responsibility. We actively share information on child protection and good practices with our partners, including local authorities, commissioners, parents, carers, and other relevant agencies. By fostering strong partnerships, we maximise the welfare and well-being of the young people we support.


      Effective Management & Support

      Our dedicated management team provides ongoing supervision, support, and training to our staff. By equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge, we ensure they are well-prepared to identify and respond to any safeguarding concerns promptly and effectively.


      Whistleblowing & Incident Response

      We have a robust Whistleblowing Policy in place, enabling individuals to raise concerns about abuse or improper practices. We take immediate action in response to incidents or concerns, providing support to those who disclose information. Confidentiality, accuracy, and secure record-keeping, in accordance with GDPR guidance, are maintained throughout.


      Safer Recruitment Practices

      We prioritise the prevention of unsuitable individuals being employed or deployed within our organisation. Our safer recruitment practices, including rigorous background checks, help us ensure that only trustworthy and qualified staff members and volunteers work with children and young people.

      In Summary

      At Paragon Social Care, safeguarding children and young people is a shared responsibility ingrained in every aspect of our organisation. We are dedicated to maintaining robust safeguarding arrangements, continuously improving our policies, and collaborating with stakeholders to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for every child and young person under our care.