Your Journey

What to Expect

 

Safeguarding and Confidentiality

What you say to your therapist is confidential; everything will stay between you and your therapist.  This only changes if you are at risk of being hurt or if you think somebody else is at risk of being hurt.  Our priority is keeping you safe so we may need to tell somebody what we’ve spoken about to do this.

 

YESS is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people.

 

We do this by:

  • Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from harm.
  • Ensuring that all our staff are carefully selected, and accept responsibility for helping to protect children from maltreatment.
  • Undertaking DBS checks for all staff (and any trustee who takes an active role in the day to day work of the organisation).
  • Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of harm, or providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they have.
  • Appointing members of staff who will be the main points of contact for any such concerns; they will be known as Child Protection Officers.
  • Ensuring access to confidential information is restricted to appropriate authorities.
  • Being committed to working closely with families, and other statutory and voluntary organisations to safeguard children and young people.
  • Following National and Local guidance; Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 (Department for Children – DFS) and the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board Child Protection Procedures.

 

Our safeguarding officer is our chair, MR SIMON WRIGHT:  wright@tahs.org.uk

Our child protection officer is our service lead, MRS JULIE BIRD: Julie.bird@yes-s.org.uk