We take safeguarding seriously. 

At the Keeping Digital Foundation, it’s really important to us that everyone feels safe when attending one of our services or activities. 
The Keeping Digital Foundation, and the organisations that we work with, believe that no child, young person, or vulnerable adult should ever experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and to keep them safe. We are committed to follow practices that protect them. 
We have a Safeguarding Policy which is regularly reviewed to keep up-to-date in order to protect children, young people, and vulnerable adults. You can download the Safeguarding Policy by clicking here. 
All of our volunteers that work with young people or vulnerable adults are required to complete a DBS check and recieve Safeguarding training, which informs them of how we safeguard as an organisation, and also what volunteers should do if they witness anything that concerns them. 
Members of the public are also actively encouraged to report all concerns. All concerns are investigated and any further concerns are passed onto law enforcement and the DBS service. Members of the public can report concerns through our online report form. The Safeguarding Lead, or a member of the Safeguarding team, will get in touch to confirm the concern and also to gather more information from you. 

Report Safeguarding Concerns 

This form can be used by volunteers or members of the public who may have concerns after attending a service or activity. 
If you are worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, you can also get in contact with NSPCC’s professional counsellors for help, advice and support. You can email them at help@nspcc.org.uk or call their helpline on 0808 800 5000. 
If you are 18 or under, you can get in contact with Childline for free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. You can visit their website childline.org.uk or call them on 0800 1111. 
The Keeping Digital Foundation work hard to ensure everyone is safe at our services and activities, and our policies are frequently reviewed by our Safeguarding Lead. Each activity and service is reviewed and measures are put in place to protect both the public and our volunteers. 
We are also able to provide support on Safeguarding at our services and activities, both online and in-person. To get in touch with our Safeguarding Lead, please email safeguarding@keepingdigital.org.uk. 
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