All children and young people have the right to be safe and protected from harm, and to feel safe.  We at Beaufort Care Group do everything possible to protect the young people in our care and promote their welfare and best interests. 

It is the duty of all Employees within Beaufort Care group to safeguard and protect children in their care from abuse or neglect at all times using pro-active and preventive strategies and to promote their welfare and healthy development following trauma resulting from past or ongoing abuse or neglect.

Identifying, understanding and responding to the needs of young people resident in the home is achieved through open and transparent practice , communication and through gaining and sustaining the trust and confidence of young people, their families, social workers, the Local and Placing Authorities.

All team are trained in safeguarding, they also undergo additional training in radicalisation and child sexual exploitation. Our Registered Managers and our three Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO) undertake local authority delivered managing allegations courses. We promote and practice  a culture of openness and transparency relating to all aspects of safeguarding. At Beaufort we have an experienced and knowledgeable team who put young people’s welfare at the centre of our ethos.

The DSO’s are responsible for collating the information recorded and reported to them by team members and if appropriate, reporting safeguarding concerns to the relevant authorities and maintaining ongoing records of any action required as a result of the concerns being raised. They are responsible for ensuring good communication occurs between professionals and for ensuring the team are updated throughout any investigation and of actions required as a result of the investigation.