INSO believes that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
We are fully committed to ensuring that our policies and procedures comply with our principles and duties and reflect current guidance and best practice in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We will take all reasonable steps to prevent harm, particularly sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment from occurring; and to protect people, especially vulnerable adults and children, from that harm; and to respond appropriately when harm does occur.
Our safeguarding policy applies equally to the board of trustees, all staff contracted by INSO (under any contractual mechanism) and associated personnel whilst engaged with work or visits related to INSO. We commit to addressing safeguarding throughout our work using the three pillars of prevention, reporting and response:
INSO will ensure that safe, appropriate, accessible means of reporting safeguarding concerns are made available to staff and those we come in to contact with. To enable this, INSO has appointed the Director of Operations as the named safeguarding Designated Person who is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding is given high priority within INSO and that all safeguarding reports are dealt with in a timely manner.