West Oxford U3A Safeguarding Policy
It is agreed that within the area of its
influence as West Oxford U3A the committee will promote and be aware of the following:
1. A need to protect people’s health, well-being
and human rights enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect;
2. Acknowledge the six safeguarding principles
namely; Empowering, Preventing harm.
Responding appropriately, Looking after the members so they feel protected,
Working with relevant bodies and Reporting and Recording any instances of
3. That Charity Trustees are responsible for
ensuring that those benefitting from or working with their charity are not
harmed in any way through their contact with it;
4.The need to Promote Wellbeing enabling members
to find new friends, feel supported, learn new skills, feel healthier, build
their confidence, become engaged with the community, manage life changes such
as retirement, illness or bereavement;
5. The need for Confidentiality;
6. The U3A is not a social care organisation but
does have a duty of care.
The committee will designate one of the
Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer at a meeting to be responsible for
contacting emergency services if required during a meeting.
Version 1.0 March 2019.