Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) recognises its role in safeguarding and protecting beneficiaries, research participants, patients and communities with whom we have contact through our work and also in protecting any vulnerable staff, students, volunteers and other representatives.
We endorse and support the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (UN, 1948); the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child, (UNICEF, 1989); the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, (UN, 1993) and the UN Global Compact (UN, 1997).
We have developed our procedures and processes for safeguarding with due consideration of the following key standards:
- Inter-Agency Standing Committee Minimum Operating Standards on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) (2008)
- Keeping Children Safe, International Child Safeguarding Standards (2014)
LSTM has a designated safeguarding officer who is the first point of contact for safeguarding enquiries or for raising concerns.
|Protecting Adults and Vulnerable Children Procedure|
|Safeguarding Policy for External Collaborating Partners|