This policy describes how Leeds LGBT+ Book Club fulfils its commitment to:
● promote good practice and to work in a way that can prevent harm, abuse and coercion occurring to children, young people and vulnerable adults;
● ensure that any allegations of abuse or suspicions are dealt with appropriately and the person experiencing abuse is supported;
● stop any abuse occurring.
Although most members do not volunteer or work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, this policy is in place for committee members, volunteers and freelancers who might work with children, young people or vulnerable adults on any project, and for information for all members regardless of their involvement.
This policy has been written with guidance from York LGBT Forum and People in Action.