Safe Guarding Policy

Archie's Allergies is committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of every person in our community, of every age. It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of every member of our community, and particularly the abuse of those most vulnerable among us, including children and young people.

Some children and adults have an increased risk of abuse, and additional barriers can exist for some children and adults with respect to recognising or disclosing it. We recognise everyone’s diverse circumstances, we ensure that all children and adults have the same protection, regardless of any barriers they may face.

All those who work or volunteer with Archie's Allergies will be made aware of this policy and of what to do if they have any concerns. There is guidance for those responding to concerns so that they are properly dealt with, including sharing information about concerns with agencies that need to know and involve children, young people and families appropriately.

It is our policy that no-one shall work specifically with children and young people who might constitute a risk to their wellbeing.

Use Of Images

Archie's Allergies recognises the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all children. This policy should be read in conjunction with our safeguarding policy. 

We may, from time to time, wish to record the charity’s work/projects involving children. Such images may be used for fundraising purposes and for general publicity purposes including in the charity’s printed publications, presentations, on its website and in the media.

We will not permit photographs, video or other images of children and young people to be taken without the consent of their parents/carers and the child.


Data Protection Policy

Archie’s Allergies can continue to deliver our service if we are able to contact you and store your data. Please read the statement below carefully and tick the box to give your consent

Gathering your data

By becoming a member of Archie’s Allergies you give consent for us to gather and store relevant information regarding you and your child/children in order to deliver personalised services around your child/children’s allergies. Should you ever choose to make a donation to Archie’s Allergies this will also be recorded

Contacting you

By becoming a member of Archie’s Allergies you also give consent for us to contact you in relation to your child/children’s food allergies and our services. This contact can be by 

Post (e.g. to receive your allergy pack)

Phone (e.g. to discuss support available for your child’s circumstances)

Email (e.g. invitations to Archie’s Allergies events, newsletters, fundraising suggestions)

All three forms of contact are vital for us to deliver a full service. If you have an objection to any of these forms of contact please get in touch.

Sharing your data

Archie’s Allergies will never share your details for commercial purposes. Archie’s Allergies will only share your data with third party organisations such as schools and healthcare professionals with your consent first. 

Retaining your data

Archie’s Allergies will retain the information provided by you for 3 years after you choose to become an ex-member. You become an ex-member when you at any stage request to be removed from the members list. After 3 years we will delete all information we hold about you,  your child/children except for limited statistical information, incl. your first name, the first 2 letters of your postcode, the first letter of your child’s name, their allergies and age they were when you joined Archie’s Allergies.

Withdrawing consent 

You can at any point contact Archie’s Allergies to withdraw your consent for us to contact you. Withdrawing consent will limit the service Archie’s Allergies will be able to provide. If you withdraw from all forms of communication you will be listed as an ex-member. You can also at any point withdraw your consent for your data to be stored. If you do Archie’s Allergies will delete all personal identifiable information we hold on you.