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Safeguarding and protecting children and adults is a high priority for Neath Port Talbot Council.

This Corporate Safeguarding Policy sets out the Council’s duty and commitment to safeguard and promote the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults and children at risk.

This Corporate Safeguarding Policy provides a framework for every Service within the Council setting out responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. It lays out the methods by which the Council will be assured that it is fulfilling its duties and that effective practices are in place to support individuals to live their life free from harm, abuse and neglect.

This policy applies to all Neath Port Talbot’s employees, including Councillors, volunteers and all those who carry out work on behalf of the council for example, agency workers or contractors and also service providers that are commissioned by the Council. It does not though apply to those staff employed directly by governing bodies working in schools where a separate safeguarding and child protection policy applies.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business whether they work for, or on behalf of the Council.