Why we care about digital safeguarding
Wellcome Collection aims to create a safe online space for all participants. We will not tolerate offensive language, cyber bullying, acts of discrimination or any unsafe online behaviour. This document on online safeguarding should be read alongside Wellcome Collection’s policies and procedures on child protection and safeguarding. The Wellcome Trust operates Wellcome Collection and is responsible for this policy.
Our goal is to inspire and support everyone connected with Wellcome Collection to create and maintain a culture that is inclusive and diverse. Our Access, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy explains our ambitions and intentions. All potential participants’ needs should be carefully considered and planned for.
We believe that:
- all children, young people and at-risk adults have the right to access our services and feel confident that they are engaging with a safe space online. They have a right to be free from harm, and to speak out and seek help if required
- safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we must collectively stay vigilant and immediately respond to potentially harmful situations.