Teenage Cancer Trust is an organisation that is responsible for providing services to teenagers and young adults with cancer, and clearly understands its responsibility for making safeguarding arrangements.

At Teenage Cancer Trust we recognise the impact that cancer and its treatment can have on the social, emotional and psychological development of young people. As such we identify all young people that we work with as vulnerable, even when over the age of 18.

At Teenage Cancer Trust we consider that we have a responsibility to safeguard both the teenager and young adults that we work with and therefore adhere to policies and procedures relating to both child and adult safeguarding practice. 

At Teenage Cancer Trust we are committed to safeguarding those people in our care and will work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risk to those we work with is acknowledged and responded to professionally and without delay.

Teenage Cancer Trust 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 and vulnerable adults.

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 National guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2015, in accordance with the Children Act, 2004 and the Children Act, 1989 and Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, 2006.

Teenage Cancer Trust will continue to work to national and local safeguarding policy including Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures and protocols, and will keep up to date with future changes in safeguarding policy.