Child Protection Statement

Stramash believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.


We recognise that:
    • The welfare of the child/young person is paramount
    • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
    • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and thier agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:
    • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them
    • Adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
    • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
    • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
    • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately
    • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.


We are also committed to reviewing our policies and good practice annually.

Our most recent child protection policy can be found here:

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION CONCERN PLEASE SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF STAFF DIRECTLY OR CONTACT:

Elgin – Sasha Cameron – sasha@stramash.org.uk

Tornagrain – Kenny Forsyth – kenny@stramash.org.uk

Oban – Kate Hunter – kate@stramash.org.uk

Fort William – Cameron Sprague – cameron@stramash.org.uk

If you are uncomfortable speaking to Cameron, Sasha or Kate please contact Kenny Forsyth Stramash CEO at kenny@stramash.org.uk or on 01631566 080

If you are uncomfortable speaking to a member of Stramash staff please contact your local Children and Families Access Team.