MSP and its Foundation recognises the safety, welfare and well-being of children (1), young people & adults at risk (2) is without exception our primary concern. We are committed to ensuring that regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity they have the right to be safeguarded and protected from any forms of abuse, harm, mistreatment or neglect.
Not only are MSP and its Foundation committed to ensuring that children, young people & adults at risk have the right to be safeguarded and protected, we are equally committed to ensuring they have the fundamental right to be respected, to be listened to, have their views heard and to ensure that they are taken seriously (3), at all times.
MSP and its Foundation recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure any concerns which relate to the safety, welfare and well-being of all our children, young people and adults at risk should be highlighted and challenged. All incidents of suspicious or poor practice, allegations of abuse or mistreatment raised, or issues where the well-being of a child, young person or adult is in anyway perceived to be put at risk, will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately (4). Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring that every effort is made across the Partnership and the wider community towards the adoption of best practice in relation to respecting, safeguarding, and protecting children, young people & adults at risk in the Liverpool City Region.
MSP and its Foundation’s commitment to respecting, safeguarding, protecting children, young people and adults at risk is fully supported and endorsed by MSP’s Advisory Board as part of the Governance Framework 2017-2022.