Post by advicecentral on Dec 15, 2014 10:03:59 GMT
Hello all those in ASTF land.
I have just stumbled on a (potential) issue that I can't seem to get a direct answer to. In our partnership we have 3x bx, Age UK and a disability user led org. in devising our referral processes, the subject of 'risk' came up. The issue is that if someone presented with circumstances that 'felt' as though they could be an issue for a child or vulnerable adult, that the issue would be discussed with supervisor/manager then passed on as a concern to the LA. This would be a standard requirement for Age UK and DRC any way, but not as it turns out, for CAB. so, there is a conflict there to begin with. Then there is the BL declaration which we all signed off at 6 month and end of year 1 report...
‘your organisation is following all current statutory requirements and other laws and regulations relating to the project and its work including: adherence to employers' liability insurance; the national minimum wage; the working time directive; health and safety; safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults; data protection and intellectual property rights legislation.’
my question... has anyone else tackled this? what was the outcome and can you help me???
The partnerships are not "organisations" as such. Presumably each partner organisation has its own safeguarding policy?. As long as the policies of member organisations comply with statutory requirements and partners follow their own organisation's policies in practice, they shouldn't have a legal problem. The rest is about finding an operational way forward which all the partners can accept, given their differing policies. .
Post by advicecentral on Dec 29, 2014 10:44:29 GMT
Thanks Ianp, we did just that at our last board meeting. All partners clarified their position in line with their policies and a way forward was found that met each organisation's requirements in an acceptable way. The process is now written into the training and operational manual.