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KSS CRC holds workshops to develop safeguarding policies for the Group

7 November 2016

KSS CRC is leading work to review safeguarding policies and procedures across the Seetec Group. The purpose of the review is to ensure safeguarding practice meets legislative requirements and the needs of the different business units so that the Group is both efficient and effective in addressing safeguarding concerns.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) hosted three successful workshops led by Suki Binning (KSS CRC Chief Executive) and Debbie Piggott (Head of Policy Development KSS CRC). Employees from Seetec Employment, Seetec Skills and Seetec Employment and Skills Ireland participated in the sessions sharing information about the issues they encounter every day at work. 

The information will support the revision of the Group’s existing safeguarding policy and procedure, enabling staff and all those who work with the Seetec Group to make informed and confident safeguarding decisions.

KSS CRC’s Head of Policy Development Debbie Piggott, said: “It was great to see people from the different areas of the business coming along to be part of these important workshops.  Staff really engaged and shared their experiences of safeguarding issues.  KSS CRC sits on both the adult and children safeguarding boards and it is an integral part of our work due to the CRC’s role around public protection.  We are pleased to use our experiences to help the rest of the Group to develop effective policies around safeguarding."

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