TransLeeds staff will do their utmost to protect the confidentiality of its service users at all times.
TransLeeds staff may be required to share confidential information with each other. Therefore, any information shared with one member of staff may be disclosed to other staff members.
Confidential information will never be shared outside of the staff network except in rare cases, such as information relating to criminality or risk of life.
The purpose of the Safeguarding Policy is to protect as many of TransLeeds service users as possible.
Safeguarding will arise from issues related crisis, homelessness, and poverty as well as issues affecting vulnerable service users with complex needs such as mental health, disabilities, neurodiversity, elderly, BAME, faith, or sexuality. This is not an exhaustive list.
Staff members record all safeguarding issues in the Safeguarding Book. In the book, the following must be recorded:
- Name of staff member entering the record
- The specific issue and important details
- Action being taken by staff
Names of service users will be substituted with initials to protect confidentiality. The entry will be signed by all staff members present.
Any risk to service users by other service users or staff will be treated in the same way as the Grievance Procedure.
All venues will be selected with safeguarding in mind. Staff will make all reasonable attempt to ensure venues are inclusive and safe for everyone.
A staff member will always be available at TransLeeds events.