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Bristol Refugee Rights Policies on Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) is committed to safeguarding all the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we come into contact with.  BRR considers that safeguarding the welfare of child and young people is the paramount consideration in every situation and all staff, trustees and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  It is the duty of all those working with and for BRR to ensure that they have appropriate procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults and protect them from abuse.

Bristol Refugee Rights operates Safeguarding Policies for the purpose of protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.  In accordance with these policies, and with our recruitment policy, we practice “Safer Recruitment”. All staff members are required to undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks.  Enhanced DBS checks are also required for all Trustees and are for some volunteers depending on the volunteer role.

All staff, volunteers and trustees are required to undergo regular training on child protection and safeguarding.  We are also vigilant to prevent abusers gaining opportunities – as staff, volunteers, trustees or visitors – to access those whom we regard as vulnerable, whether or not they come under any formal definition of vulnerability.

Our Policies on Safeguarding can be viewed here: Child Protection/ Adults

BRR Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

BRR aims to be an anti-discriminatory organisation committed to the promotion of equality and diversity and, in line with the Equality Act 2010, the elimination of all forms of discrimination on grounds of any of the following ‘protected characteristics’:
 age
 disability
 gender reassignment
 marriage and civil partnership
 sex
 pregnancy and maternity
 race or ethnicity
 sexual orientation
 religion and belief

BRR will also not discriminate on grounds not covered by the Act such as immigration status, socio-economic disadvantage and trades union activity, and will encourage compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998.

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