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Childrens Chance Policy Statement April 2018 – GDPR and Safeguarding


  1. Childrens Chance operates with public liability insurance underwritten by Hiscox.
  2. Childrens Chance has taken the steps necessary to comply with the 2018 General Data Protections Regulations (see 3 – 6 below).
  3. Electronic data has been anonymised or destroyed.
  4. Paper data (other than the last 12 months, which is kept securely for operational purposes or ‘conditions of processing’) has been securely shredded. (The charity holds a certificate of destruction).
  5. Applications forms, rules and operating processes have been changed to ensure that persons holding parental responsibility must actively give their consent for their data and their child’s data to be processed.
  6. The Childrens Chance website gallery is limited to ‘old’ pictures of adults whose historic permission is understood to have been freely given. New photos to the site will only be uploaded with active consent.
  7. The Trustees of Childrens Chance all hold DBS certificates.
  8. The charity works in a safe and trusted home office environment and recognises its duty of care to all who come into contact.
  9. Childrens Chance is a small organisation with only one voluntary worker, notwithstanding this its modus operandi prioritises safeguarding and recognises and complies with other organisations’ safeguarding procedures. Any incidents or concerns can be reported safely, with confidence, in the knowledge that they will be dealt with appropriately.
  10. Childrens Chance does not, as a rule, have face to face contact with any children or young people. However it does ensure that the activities it funds are carried out by appropriately qualified individuals or organisations, who have their own public liability insurance and DBS checks in place.
  11. In respect of 10 above, the Childrens Chance rules, especially rules 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17 and 18, are designed to uphold good safeguarding practice.
  12. Should there be a safeguarding incident Childrens Chance would report this to relevant authorities.