Introduction from CEO Jason Suckley
The safety and well-being of all young people is at the heart of everything we do at Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
The Board of Trustees recognises and values greatly the well-being of all young people, taking full responsibility for ensuring that the charity works tirelessly to ensure that best practice is implemented across all of the charity's operational, administrative and development activities without compromise. This policy, together with the accompanying guidance notes and training programme, is a clear and unequivocal statement of intent that demonstrates our commitment to all of young people, their families, our staff, our funders, supporters and all of the other key stakeholder partners from across the communities within which we work. The development and communication of this policy is once again a clear step in providing everyone working as part of
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK with a clear understanding of what is expected from them when working with Wish Children, their families, our partners and supporters and the wider community.
To ensure awareness and understanding of the changes to the policy and the practical application of it to working practices at all levels, an updated programme of comprehensive training and development for all paid and voluntary members of our team follows its publication.
The Board of Trustees will also ensure that we not only continue to charge our team of people with employing all of the good practice guidelines and principles set out within the policy at all times, but also look to continue to develop and improve our policies and practices by constantly reviewing and updating our procedures as and when legislation or other reasons require it. We will have a dedicated team accountable to the Trustees and the Senior Management Team who will undertake this work.
I would like to thank everyone for their continued commitment to the development of this core piece of our work. I now set down the challenge to everyone involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation UK to embrace the principles set out within it and to continue to provide the highest quality, safe, effective and child friendly environments within which all young people can benefit from the magical wishes that our charity grants.
Raising Concerns with Make-A-Wish
If you wish to raise a concern with a member of the Make-A-Wish Safeguarding Team, please contact us securely via:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01276 40 50 60 and ask to speak to the Designated Lead Officer or one of the Safeguarding Team.