Child Protection

Whitchurch Community Services Association recognises that, in its work with children and young people, the safety and protection of those children and young people is paramount and has priority over all other interests. Therefore, the Child Protection Policy has been devised to comply with procedures published by the Shropshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB). These procedures can be accessed via

Confidentiality Policy

We will not tell another person outside this centre about you unless we are extremely concerned about your safety or the safety of others. If we are considering telling others about your situation, we will tell you first.

Equal Opportunities Policy

This Association recognises that everyone has a contribution to make to our society and has a right to equal access to services and to equal treatment. We aim to ensure that no individual or organisation will be discriminated against by us whether they are a user of our services, a job applicant or a member of paid or voluntary staff.

The Association is actively opposed to all forms of discrimination on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Appearance
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Caste
  • Class
  • Gender
  • HIV status
  • Immigration status
  • Long term illness
  • Marital status
  • Nationality
  • Physical or mental ability
  • Political beliefs
  • Race / ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexuality
  • Trade Union activity
  • Unrelated criminal activity