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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Ver 3.5

Status: Approved by Council of Management 12th February 2024

The London Canal Museum welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities.

We define children as persons under 18 years of age. Those aged under 14 years are regarded as needing a higher degree of protection than those aged 14-17. Most children visit in school groups or with a responsible adult such as a relative or youth group leader. (We refer to this adult in this document as the child’s carer).

Where applicable, the principles of this policy also apply to vulnerable adults.

We consider that:

We:

We will ensure that this protection is effective by the following measures:

We avoid the following unacceptable practices both for the protection of children and vulnerable adults and the safeguarding of our own staff and volunteers:

Signed

Martin Sach

Chair of Trustees

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