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InterAct is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
InterAct believes that no child, young person or vulnerable adult should ever experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote their welfare and to keep them safe. We are therefore committed to provide our services and support in ways which help to protect them from harm.
We aim to comply with local and national procedures and guidance, particularly by responding in an effective and timely manner when any safeguarding or welfare concerns are raised.
You can read more about our Safeguarding Policies & Procedures here.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies oversee InterAct’s Safeguarding Procedures, ensuring good practice on a day-to-day basis, and responding to any concerns raised.
Please call 01245 608206.
Peter Dilley is the Designated Lead for Safeguarding.
He can be contacted via the InterAct office on 01245 392053,
Or out-of-hours (urgent only) on 07890 051476.
Our Deputy Leads contacted via the InterAct office on 01245 392053, or out-of-hours (urgent only) as follows:
Lesley Bailey: 07908 616149
Susie Nankivell: 07763 777211
Vickie Perkins: 07976 781054
The Essex County Council Children & Families Hub can be contacted on 0345 603 7627.
Emergency Safeguarding contact details are given in the Safeguarding Policies & Procedures.
All InterAct frontline staff and volunteers undertake Safeguarding training at a level which is appropriate to their roles and responsibilities.
Drawing on our experience, we are also able to offer training in Safeguarding Children with Disabilities to other local organisations and groups. Further details here.
We also aim to comply with local and national procedures and guidance, particularly by responding in an effective and timely manner when any safeguarding or welfare concerns are raised.