This document is the Introductory Policy Statement for SLICES Safeguarding Children Policy Framework – a
comprehensive set of documents, processes, guidance, policy and procedure, adopted by SLICES in all our school
canteen operating in the UAE . The Policy Framework will be adhered to by all Slices staff member.
To fulfill their commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, all SLICES school canteen
Clear priorities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, explicitly stated in strategic
- A clear commitment by senior management to the importance of safeguarding and promoting
A clear line of accountability within the organization for work on safeguarding and promoting the welfare
Recruitment and human resources management procedures that take account of the need to safeguard and
promote the welfare of students, including arrangements for appropriate checks on new staff and volunteers.
Procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against members of staff and volunteers.
Arrangements to ensure that all staff undertake appropriate training to equip them to carry out their
responsibilities effectively, and keep this updated by refresher training at regular intervals; and that
all staff, including temporary staff and volunteers who work with children, are made aware of the
establishment’s arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and their
responsibilities for that.
Policies for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and procedures that are in accordance with
guidance and locally agreed inter-agency procedures.
Arrangements to work effectively with other organizations to safeguard and promote the welfare of children,
including arrangements for sharing information.
A culture of listening to, and engaging in, dialogue with children – seeking children’s views in ways that
are appropriate to their age and understanding and taking account of those views in individual decisions
and in the establishment or development of services.
Appropriate whistle-blowing procedures, and a culture that enables issues about safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children to be addressed.
Senior leaders who understand the context of Federal Law 3 of the UAE, the guiding Law for Safeguarding and
Principles upon which the Safeguarding Children 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 feeling of children, young people and their families will be respected and listened to.
Keeping children safe from harm requires people who work with children to share information.
Those people in positions of responsibility within the organization will work in accordance with the
interests of children and follow the policy outlined in the SLICES Policy Framework.
We recognize that for these commitments to be effective , senior managers, and all employees throughout the
SLICES network must play their part in the creation of a safeguarding culture.
The policy statement will be reviewed on an annual basis.