Safeguarding at Prince’s Trust International
Prince’s Trust International aims to support children and young people globally to learn, work and thrive. We believe that all children and young people have the right to protection from harm, abuse and exploitation, wherever they are in the world. We always prioritize their safety and wellbeing and work proactively to mitigate any safeguarding risks.
Working in Partnership
Prince’s Trust International recognises the invaluable experience and knowledge held by organisations globally. We hope that working in partnership will be mutually beneficial to both organisations and, most importantly, the most impactful for the children and young people we aim to support.
This is not just in terms of local contextualisation of programmes, but also the measures most effective at keeping children and young people safe and from the risks they are most are likely to face.
To do this, we partner with a network of organisations who are also dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people while supporting them to maximise their potential.
We want to create an environment of mutual learning and shared experiences, where we capture and champion existing good practice and work together to strengthen our approaches to safeguarding children and young people across our networks and throughout all our work and activity.
Our approach to safeguarding is underpinned by four safeguarding pillars:
Our governance structure is designed to support a strong safeguarding culture, where everyone feels empowered to raise concerns. All our work prioritises the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and actively works to minimise the risk of harm.
2. Safe Recruitment and Selection
We ensure that our recruitment practices are robust and applied consistently, and that all staff and representatives are suitably recruited, vetted and onboarded.
3. Awareness Raising and Training
We ensure that all our staff and representatives, including delivery partners, have the knowledge and awareness needed to help them keep children and young people safe in their work. We have mandatory training requirements, with further training on more specific areas delivered when required.
4. Reporting and responding to concerns
We ensure that there are routes to raise concerns and that these are clearly communicated to staff and our partners. We also require that partners clearly communicate to children and young people how to raise concerns. We will always act where there is a concern about the welfare of a child or young person that participates in one of our programmes, or about the behaviour of a staff member or delivery partner staff towards a young person.