MSP recognises the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, young people & adults at risk of harm is without exception our primary concern. We are committed to ensuring that regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity they have the right to be safeguarded and protected from any forms of abuse, harm, mistreatment or neglect.
Not only are MSP committed to ensuring that children, young people & adults at risk of harm have the right to be safeguarded and protected, we are equally committed to ensuring they have the fundamental right to be respected, to be listened to, have their views heard and to ensure that they are taken seriously, at all times.
MSP recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure any concerns which relate to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all our children, young people and adults at risk of harm should be highlighted, challenged and addressed. All incidents of suspicious or poor practice, allegations of abuse or mistreatment raised, or issues where the wellbeing of a child, young person or adult is in anyway perceived to be put at risk, will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring that every effort is made across our network of partners and stakeholders, and the wider community, towards the adoption of best practice in relation to respecting, safeguarding, and protecting children, young people & adults at risk of harm in Merseyside.
This commitment to respecting, safeguarding, protecting children, young people & adults at risk of harm is fully supported and endorsed on behalf of the MSP Board.