All businesses and organisations working with children have a duty of care to safeguard and protect them from abuse and neglect. An organisation should not assume that child abuse does not or will not happen within their operation.
Not only should an organisation be safeguarding and protecting children in their care, they should also consider the reputational risk to their business if they fail to meet this responsibility. This risk is easily avoidable by putting in place effective safeguarding and child protection measures.
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