Safeguarding policies

One Million Mentors (1MM) is committed to creating a culture of safety, equality and protection for children, young people and adults at risk who enter mentoring relationships. These policies apply to all staff and mentors and set out the overarching principles which guide 1MM’s approach to safeguarding.

1MM Safeguarding Policy and 1MM Safeguarding Adults Policy: Please check the links for 1MM’s policy statements and supporting frameworks relating to safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.

As you begin your mentoring journey with 1MM you may wish to learn more about keeping safe online and conducting mentoring in a professional and secure way. We are continuously reviewing our policies and procedures in line with national legislation and are seeking good practise from other organisations working in the sector. We have enlisted the support of a professional safeguarding expert to help us develop our policies, procedures and resources.

1MM’s Guide to Virtual Mentoring provides useful information about how to conduct mentoring sessions online. If you are a mentee, take a look at our Virtual Mentoring Guidance for Mentees.

For more information on keeping safe online you may wish to further explore some of the following links which can be found here.