MBM Training & Development Center makes a positive contribution to a strong and safe community and recognizes the right of every individual to stay safe. In this, we are guided  by  international  agreements,  such  as  the  UN  Convention  on  the Rights of the Child, legal protection afforded children and young people by the state, and by the professional demands of best practice.

The principal pieces of UK legislation governing this policy are:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
  • The Children Act 1989
  • The Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • The Children act 2004
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
  • The Police Act – CRB 1997
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • NHS and Community Care Act 1990
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

We strive  to ensure that all children and young people have the same protection regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.

Our policy commits to anti-discriminatory practice and recognises the additional needs of children from minority ethnic groups and disabled children and the barriers they may face, especially around communication.

MBM TDC comes into contact with children and vulnerable adults through the following regulated* activities:
- non-formal education and training activities;
- coaching and mentoring;
- community outreach.

MBM TDC believes that our employees, and all those over whom we have any authority and influence, must demonstrate behaviour that is not simply consistent with protocols and legislation, but also with an appropriate set of personal and professional standards.

Child protection is both a corporate and an individual responsibility. At MBM Training & Development Center we are committed to best practice in recruitment, to ensuring staff understanding of and commitment to child protection principles, and to advising our partners of our policies in this regard. MBM TDC`s Child Protection Policy outlines the safeguarding strategies that our staff and collaborators need to follow in order to ensure they act appropriately and confidently to protect the children we work with.

MBM TDC`s Child Protection Policy seeks to identify and create a safer organisational culture in order to protect children and young people.

The best protection for children is prevention, and MBM TDC is committed to protecting children.

  • We understand  the  nature  and risks  of child abuse  and have an open  and aware culture.
  • We  have developed our  policies and procedures to protect both children and staff.
  • Establishing  and  maintaining  a  child  safe  environment  is  a  guiding  principle  in  all our activities and management practices.


* Regulated activity can be defined as ‘frequent contact’ with a vulnerable person (once a month or more) or as ‘intensive contact’ (3 days or more within a 30 day period)

MBM TDC`s Code of Conduct

MBM TDC`s Behaviour  Code  of  Conduct  enables  staff, volunteers, interns and consultants to  comply  with  our  Child Protection Policy. By setting standards for appropriate behaviour it also protects people who come into contact with children from
unfounded accusations of improper conduct.

The  Code clarifies those unacceptable  forms  of  behaviour which will  result  in  a  formal enquiry  and which could lead to  disciplinary  measures  being taken  or  criminal  proceedings being instituted.  

Additionally,  the  Code  of  Conduct  gives  guidance  on the expected standards  of  behaviour  of  adults  towards  children,  and  also  of  children  towards  other children.

  • This Code of Conduct applies to MBM TDC staff and anyone acting as a representative of, or  on  behalf  of, MBM TDC  who  may  come  into  direct  contact  with,  or  be  responsible  for, bringing children into contact with adults.
  • The  Code  of  Conduct  shall  be  prominently  displayed for, or easily  accessible to, all organisation representatives.
  • The  Code  of  Conduct  should  be  interpreted  in  a  spirit  of  transparency  and  common sense, with the best interests of the child as the primary consideration.

MBM TDC`s Guidelines on Reporting Child Abuse 

MBM TDC Statement of Consent for use of information and photos relating 
to individual children and young people 

Statement of Commitment to MBM TDC Child Protection Policy


Parties shall protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.
  -UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), Article 19 1. Introduction

Child abuse consists of anything that individuals, institutions or processes do or fail to do which directly or indirectly harms children or damages their prospect of  safe and healthy development into adulthood.
-Report of the UK National Commission of Inquiry into the
 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 1996