Safeguarding Overview for Mentors

Mentors will be following the Child Protection Policy provided by the local church or organisation within which the mentoring will be taking place. We strongly advise mentors to read the Policy before starting any mentoring within Rise Up as it will explain the procedures that should be followed if there are any concerns about the safety or well-being of a young person, or abuse is disclosed. The Policy should also give advice about confidentiality when speaking with young people.

All adults applying to be a Rise Up mentor must have an up to date Enhanced CRB or DBS for working with children and young people. Rise Up will also ask a church leader to confirm their approval before mentoring takes place.

Parental Consent

When a young person applies to join Rise Up their parent completes  the on-line Young Person’s Application Form (if the young person is under 18) to confirm that they understand how Rise Up works, and are in agreement with the safeguarding procedures in place to protect all those involved in Rise Up.

Before any mentoring relationship commences within Rise Up we ask that a ‘Parental Consent form’ is completed by the parent/guardian of the young person – a copy will be sent to the parent as part of the online booking procedure.