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Safeguarding Policy of the Children in Poverty Inverclyde

Charity (SC044563).

This document is the Child Protection Policy for the Children in Poverty Inverclyde Charity (SC044563) which will be followed by all members of the organisation and followed and promoted by those in the position of leadership within the organisation.

The purpose of the organisation is:
The organisation does not undertake activities with children in the absence of their parents/guardians but has the opportunity to observe the young persons/children’s welfare within their family setting. Parents/guardians remain responsible for their children’s welfare throughout all the work undertaken by the organisation.

We know that being a young person makes them vulnerable to abuse by adults. The purpose of this policy is to make sure that the actions of any adult in the context of the work carried out by the organisation are transparent and safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people.

Children in Poverty Inverclyde believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe.
We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Principles upon which the Child Protection Policy is based.

  • The welfare of a child or young person will always be paramount.
  • The welfare of families will be promoted.
  • The rights, wishes and feelings of children, young people and their families will be respected and listened to. Those people in positions of responsibility within the organisation will work in accordance with the interests of children and young people and follow this policy.

Legal Framework This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children who are aged under 18 years:

  • Children (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Children and Young People (Scotland)Act 2014 incorporating the ethos of Getting it Right for Every Child focusing on the concept of ‘wellbeing’ for every child
  • Children’s Hearings(Scotland) Act 2011
  • United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
    Data Protection Act 1998
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act (Scotland) 2007

We recognise that:

  • The wellbeing of the child/young person is paramount as enshrined in the Children and Young People(Scotland)2014
  • all children,regardless of age.disability,gender,racial heritage,religious belief,sexual orientation or identity,have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of their level of dependency or their communication needs working in partnership with children,young people,their parents,carers and other agencies is essential to promoting young people’s welfare

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • valuing, listening to and respecting them
  • adopting child protection policies through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training recruiting staff and volunteers safely ensuring all necessary checks are made (e.g. PVG for children clearance)
  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
  • sharing concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents and children appropriately
  • if a child is in immediate danger,a member of staff should contact the police or social services without delay and should then notify and discuss the situation with the designated person as soon as is practically possible thereafter.

Designated Person (or deputy)
This person (currently Patrick Burke-tel: 01475 521808) is to be contacted for concerns or worries about children and with allegations of abuse that are made against staff or volunteers. The current deputy designated person is James M. Lamb- tel: 01475 638885 for contact in event of absence of designated person stated. It is confirmed that everyone in the Children in Poverty Inverclyde organisation is aware of these details.

Note: All parents/guardians of children who are our invited guests at Hunters Quay Holiday Village Holiday Park shall be informed of the designated person & deputy names and contact numbers when being issued with travel tickets etc on outward journey if any situation arises concerning the safety of a child as aforementioned. A copy will be distributed to them by the nursery/school head or representative and a copy in the  Welcome Pack on arrival in the accommodation. If one of the designated persons above is implicated in the concerns you should discuss your concerns directly with  Social Services

What is Child Abuse? (Extracted from Inverclyde Child Protection Committee

leaflet ‘ Information about child abuse or neglect).

Child abuse is when someone harms a child or young person. Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. It can also include neglect.

Physical injury (e.g. being hit, kicked or punched)
Physical neglect (e.g. not being properly fed or clothed or poor hygiene)
Sexual abuse  (e.g. inappropriate sexual behaviour or language)
Emotional abuse (e.g. being constantly criticised,ignored,humiliated,exposed to family violence)          
Inverclyde Child Protection Committee Local Authority Designated Person:      
This is the duty senior social worker for children and families who can be contacted on        
Telephone Number: 01475 715365 during office hours.
For out of office hours, you should contact:
Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Services on 0300 343 1505  or
call Police Scotland on 101 (24 hours).
All information is treated seriously and will be followed up.   

You can also write to:
Inverclyde Child Protection Committee
Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
7-8 Clyde Square
Greenock PA15 1NB

For more information about protecting children, staff/volunteers should access the Inverclyde Child Protection Committee Website at      

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

This policy was last reviewed on:  Tuesday, 16th May 2023

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This  or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever
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Q: What is Children in Poverty Inverclyde?
A:  It is a non-profit charity registered on 7 January 2014 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation number SC044563 registered office at 17 Langhouse Place Inverkip PA16 0EW.

Q: Where does Children in Poverty work?
A:  Our charity focuses on Inverclyde, principally Greenock and Port Glasgow, which contain the areas of highest deprivation and low income resulting in child poverty.

Q: Who does it help?
A: Our charity is for all, regardless of gender, age, orientation, religion, race, or ability.

Our objective is to provide assistance to those children whose families  face daily challenges within our key priority areas of poverty and deprivation.

Q. What type of project delivery are you involved in?
A: Our main thrust is in the provision of holidays for Inverclyde families in poverty to the beautiful scenic location of Hunters Quay Holiday Park on the Cowal Peninsula where the children enjoy great facilities with recreational and outdoor activities where they feel stimulated, energised, laugh and get them interested in life.

Children with additional support needs also figure prominently in holiday allocations.

Q: How is the money raised?
A:  We are not government or council funded and consequently income is derived from community fundraisers and personal donation via Just Giving.

We apply for external funding where the criteria is conducive with our charity’s key areas. 

Q: Does the charity pay remuneration or expenses to Trustees/volunteers?
A: Each individual pays for their own travel and meal costs incurred.

All income is invested fully without deduction for the benefit of impoverished children.

Q: How can I contribute financially to help the charity?
A: Financial support by donation can be made via internet banking, cheque and monthly

standing order or direct debit.

The Just Giving donate button on our first page is a very popular and simple method and has the

attraction of boosting your contribution by 25% Gift Aid if applicable.

To donate by charity legacy amount in your will, you will require to discuss this method with a solicitor who shall organise it subject to full explanation and understanding by you.

Your solicitor shall contact us for our bank details in which to receive your valued donation.

If you are interested in more information on our charity please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Annual Accounts

CIPI  Annual Accounts 31 January 2023

Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2023

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CIPI  Annual Accounts 31 January 2022

Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2022

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CIPI  Annual Accounts 31 January 2021

Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2021

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2020

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2019

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2018

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2017

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2016

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde (CIPI)
Financial Statements
For the year ended 31 January 2015

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About Children in Poverty Inverclyde

Children in Poverty Inverclyde was formed in January 2014 to significantly assist in the alleviation of poverty on children in Inverclyde where nearly 1000 children are classified as being in poverty.

While the world has moved on in many regards, for some in society not a great deal has changed. The welfare and development of children and families are uppermost in our thoughts. We believe that the family unit is our number one priority and that children within those families are supported, encouraged and developed fully.

Our priority is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas; Poverty,Health, Equality and Participation. In addition we offer support in the form of donated clothing to other organisations(Childrens Centres, Foodbank & Homeless Group) whose principles fit within these key priority areas.
We aim to:
1.Tackle  Poverty
2. Improve Health
3. Promote  Equality
4. Encourage  Participation

Children in Poverty Inverclyde Trustees
The Board of Trustees currently numbers three and is selected annually at AGM.

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the charitable ethos and values in our constitution are maintained,while managing,agreeing and actioning the distribution of funds.  
Patrick Burke
James M.Lamb
John McGovern
Joseph McAllister

children in poverty inverclyde board of trustees
Charity trustees James M. Lamb, Pat Burke and Hugh Graham

Children in Poverty Inverclyde is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation under the Charities and Trustee (Scotland) Act 2005.

Our charity number is SC044563.

Pat Burke (Chairman)

17 Langhouse Place
PA16 0EW
01475 521808
07801 472081

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