Your Safeguarding Responsibilities
(the content below applies to volunteers in England & Wales. For volunteers in Scotland or Northern Ireland please contact your local Young Enterprise team for further guidance)
The YE Safeguarding Policy is designed, above all else, to protect young people and vulnerable adults from harm.
In addition, the Safeguarding Policy is also designed to help you during your time volunteering with YE. The policy will help you identify what to look out for and what to be wary of as a Company Programme Business Adviser, and give you an understanding of current legislation as it applies to safeguarding and child protection.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy will be given to you as part of your induction; this will include what to do if you have a safeguarding concern during your time with us.
As part of the Volunteer Agreement with Young Enterprise it is mandatory that you complete the essential online safeguarding training, without which you are not able to continue as a volunteer. The online safeguarding training is valid for three years.
If you have a safeguarding or child protection concern, please follow the procedure set out in Appendix 1b of the Safeguarding Policy. If you are in a school then address your concern in the first instance to the school’s designated safeguarding lead, followed immediately to your local YE Area Manager who will then inform YE’s DSL or deputy DSL.
Through the consistent implementation of our Safeguarding Policy we will demonstrate that our staff and volunteers take their Safeguarding role seriously, while also protecting the reputation of the school and YE as responsible organisations.