Safeguarding Statement

The Matthew Project is an organisation that is responsible for providing services to children, young people and adults, including those who are parents and carers, and clearly understands its responsibility for making safeguarding arrangements.

The Matthew Project is committed to safeguarding children and young people and will work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risk to children and young people we work with is acknowledged and responded to professionally and without delay.

The Matthew Project has policies in place which inform the organisation, and individuals within it, how to respond in situations where abuse is suspected and how to work together to promote the welfare of children. This includes ensuring that children and families have prompt access to universal, targeted and specialist services as necessary.

Our staff and volunteers are aware through regular training, supervision and informal support of their own duty, and the duty of other statutory and voluntary agencies, to safeguard children and promote effective inter-agency working. This is informed by the Guide to Inter-agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children, "Working Together'', in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and the Children Act 1989.

The Matthew Project will continue to work to national and local safeguarding policy including Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board procedures and protocols, and will keep up to date with future changes in safeguarding policy.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Chapman, On Track Partnership and Project Manager 
The Matthew Project
70-80 Oak Street

  • A telephone helpline for everyone within Norfolk & Suffolk who need support or have questions on drugs and alcohol.
  • Dynamic education so young people understand the risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • Free, confidential help.
  • Honest, accurate and appropriate information.
  • Support for parents and families of drug or alcohol users.

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