The TSA is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. Their welfare is considered paramount. All children and vulnerable adults, without exception have the right to protection from abuse. All employees, trustees and volunteers working with or on behalf of the TSA have a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and prevent their abuse.
While the TSA has no statutory remit or role to investigate child or vulnerable adult abuse, it does have a responsibility to pass on to the appropriate statutory agency concerns in relation to the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult so that these can be assessed. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to immediately and the appropriate action taken. Conﬁdential information will only be shared with appropriate agencies with the permission of the parent or carer for the purpose of assisting the family, except where it is considered necessary for the welfare and protection of a child or vulnerable adult. Where possible we will always inform individuals or families / carers that action is being taken.
All prospective staff and volunteers will be screened by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). No person will be formally appointed to any paid or volunteer position until DBS checks have been satisfactorily completed.