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 ther
    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.

If you require a full copy of our child protection policy please email us via the details below.

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

Elgin & Tornagrain – Alastair Davidson alastair@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, Alastair or Kate please contact Maggie Tierney Stramash CEO at maggie@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.