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Policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Our policy outlines the legislation, principles and values that inform the practice of members, staff and contractors who work with children or adults at risk in the course of performing duties or services on behalf of the IET. The welfare of the child is paramount.

This policy is operated in conjunction with the London Child Protection procedures (2007), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006). Refer to “Further Guidance” towards the end of this policy for additional documents that inform safeguarding children and child protections systems and practice.

Safeguarding for IET volunteers

We have a separate policy that applies to all volunteers who are engaged in IET activities where children or adults at risk are present. This could apply to any role that interacts with the public so it is important that all volunteers make themselves aware of the policy and relevant procedures. It applies to any engagement between the IET and children and adults at risk, including virtual environments such as teleconferencing, videoconferencing, websites, social networking, and blogging.

The policy will also need to be signed by volunteers in our e-learning portal, along with our Volunteer Code of Conduct.

IET volunteers can find more information by visiting IET EngX 'Volunteering'