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Our Policies and Procedures

Innovative thinking and different perspectives are crucial to our success. We understand that there is a wealth of experience and knowledge amongst our staff. We want to promote positive working relationships and create an environment where people feel valued and respected. That means zero tolerance of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation by staff or managers against their fellow colleagues, managers, volunteers, participants or customers.

We do not treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of their age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin or community background, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or family status, religion or belief, disability, real or suspected living with HIV / AIDS, differing working patterns, caring responsibilities, political / religious affiliation, or membership / non-membership of a trade union, and no-one is disadvantaged by conditions, requirements, criteria or practices which cannot be shown to be just or fair.

Groundwork Greater Nottingham fully supports the principles of equality and diversity and that support encompasses:-

  • All areas of our internal processes and practices to ensure that employees, volunteers, board members and users of our services are given equitable and fair treatment
  • All aspects of our project delivery to ensure that everybody is given equal opportunity to benefit from and contribute to projects
  • Our expectation is that our suppliers and subcontractors demonstrate the same commitment to challenging unlawful or unfair discrimination

Working with Vulnerable Groups

The Trust works with a wide variety of groups and individuals and is committed to safeguarding those participants who are deemed vulnerable. The Trust has specific policies in place around safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you will receive appropriate induction when starting your employment with the Trust. In addition, depending on your role, you will receive more detailed training around minimum standards and safeguarding.

Child Protection and Minimum Standards for Youth Work

Staff at Groundwork Greater Nottingham may have regular contact with vulnerable adults through the programmes and projects that the Trust delivers. Working closely with vulnerable adults mean that Groundwork Greater Nottingham staff may become aware of a situation where a vulnerable adult is at possible risk of suffering significant harm. Groundwork Greater Nottingham’s Vulnerable Adults Policy applies to everyone in the organisation and the Policy outlines clear procedures for dealing with any concerns and allegations of abuse and neglect and makes clear the responsibilities of all staff. Groundwork


Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Staff at Groundwork Greater Nottingham may have regular contact with children and young people, primarily through our education, youth & community programmes and are likely to be involved in working closely with children and young people, some of whom may be marginalised, disaffected and vulnerable. Working in close proximity to children and young people means that Groundwork Greater Nottingham staff may become aware of a situation where a child is at possible risk of suffering significant harm. Groundwork Greater Nottingham’s child protection statement applies to everyone in the organisation.

Groundwork Greater Nottingham takes its child protection duties very seriously, and in all activities, is under a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The Child Protection policy has a twofold purpose of safeguarding children from abuse by another child, stranger, volunteer or other adult and also protecting Trust staff and volunteers from false allegations of abuse. If we protect children and young people, we will also protect ourselves.

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