Policies

AIM-CiC is committed to equality, diversity, Inclusion and the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Anti-bullying

AIM CIC recognises the very serious nature of bullying and the negative impact that it can have on the lives of young people and is therefore fully committed to key principles of best practice in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour

Behaviour

AIM CIC acknowledges that some of the children and young people we work with may exhibit challenging behaviours that vary both in intensity and duration. We use a structured, non – violent staff development programme that promotes techniques that are effective in the de-escalation and management and anger and aggression, utilising therapeutic, educational awareness and communication handling strategies. We put an emphasis on staff working together to teach and help facilitate change, using restrictive physical interventions as a last resort.

Complaints

Information for Parents/Carers

It can be very hard for people to make a complaint, particularly in small, local organisations. It can be particularly hard to complain about people in positions of authority such as leaders in charge. Generally, it is much easier to just walk away but we need to know if there is a problem in our organisation.

Confidentiality

This Confidentiality Policy is designed to ensure that all staff, members, volunteers

and users understand our requirements in relation to the disclosure of personal data and confidential information.

Equality

AIM CIC recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the Company to ensure that no one receives less favourable facilities or treatment - either directly or indirectly.

Health & Safety

This policy has been prepared and published under the requirements of Health &

Safety at Work legislation. The purpose of the policy is to establish general standards

for health and safety at work and to distribute responsibility for their achievement to all

employees and associates through the normal line and project management processes.

Safeguarding

Incorporating Child Protection

AIM CIC is a safe environment – in which children can learn and develop within an ethos of openness and where children are taught to treat each other with respect, to feel safe, to have a voice and know that they will be listened to. We are committed to develop a robust culture of vigilance and challenge and to build resilience – by raising awareness of safeguarding and child protection issues, and equipping children with the language and skills to keep themselves safe.

Safer Recruitment

AIM CIC delivers its work through its directors, independent sub-contractors and or volunteers; this policy covers all those delivering work on behalf of the company This policy reinforces the expected conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct for any Staff as well as the organisation's Whistle Blowing Policy with which all staff are expected to be familiar with.

Whistleblowing

It is important that any criminal behaviour or other wrongdoing by an employee, or any individual undertaking work with AIM CIC is reported and properly dealt with. The organisation is committed to ensuring that no member of staff should feel at a disadvantage in raising legitimate concerns