SALT’s vision is to make a positive and ethical contribution to the future life chances of socially disadvantaged children and young people, and add value to existing systems, local resources and targeted provision.
We achieve this through our robust polices, processes and systems focused on the continuous review and evaluation of our service offer.
Our services are informed by evidence based practice, with reference to relevant professional standards, statutory and regulatory guidance:
SALT’s organisational policies commit us to strive for excellence in our provision, through the processes of continuous improvement and a rigorous quality assurance cycle.
SALT ensures that all associates and partners hold quality assurance centrally and in high regard.
We take seriously our responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all children and young people from risk or harm. We recognise that effective child protection work requires sound policies, procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to safegaurding and child protection situations.
The SALT Safeguarding Children and Young People policy document provides the basis for good practice within Safeguarding and Child Protection work. Our policies should be read in conjunction with the Local Safeguarding Board Child Protection Policies and Procedures, within which our service has been commissioned, and the schools and organisational settings own safeguarding procedures.
Our policies are in keeping with relevant national procedures and reflect safe and professional practice within this context. Child Protection is considered within our wider ‘safeguarding’ responsibilities, which include a duty to co-operate under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.
SALT ensures that all reasonable steps to prevent harm are taken in the best interest of the Children and Young People that we come into contact with.
SALT’s policies and procedures provide a framework which ensures that all practice in the area of safeguarding and child protection is consistent with our stated values and national guidance, that underpin all work with Children and Young People.
1. Safeguarding Training is mandatory for all SALT Advisors and/or Associates
2. Training for our Designated Lead has been provided directly through the NSPCC
3. SALT strictly adheres to all Statutory guidance for people working with children in England (HM Government, 2015)
4. All relevant SALT polices are available upon request