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Overview – Safeguarding Policies

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intandem aims to promote the wellbeing of each and every child who is matched with a mentor.

The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the child, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.

There is equally a need to ensure that children grow up in an environment which is safe, and that they are protected from harm. Every charity funded by Scottish Government’s intandem programme has a responsibility to implement clear practices and policies to identify and act on risks to a child’s wellbeing.

The intandem programme sets out minimum requirements for these. Only screened adults will have contact with children, and all adults who have contact must be trained in safeguarding and child protection.

When you join the intandem programme, your Performance Advisor will review your existing practices and policies to ensure that you are operating at or above these minimum requirements.