When you buy macaroons, you fund safeguarding
I’m Ibrahim – part of Miss Macaroon’s marketing team. Having graduated from university last year, I was hired as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme – a programme designed to combat youth unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of my role, I have been attending different courses centred around safeguarding and mental health awareness.
Macaroons, safeguarding and our Kickstart team
This Safeguarding Awareness Training Course was – in large part – helpful in my own work with Miss Macaroon’s newest Kickstart employees. As part of the induction process I am required to deliver the company’s safeguarding policy, and to relay what measures are in place to protect our employees from different types of abuse. Through the Training Course I learned about the following:
- The four broad categories of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual and neglect) and what they entail.
- How to spot different signs of abuse.
- Real-world case studies where failures have been made to spot abuse, and its consequences.
- How to respond to any concerns surrounding potential signs of abuse.
As I deliver what I’ve learned to Miss Macaroon’s newest Kickstart cohort, the intention is to increase safeguarding awareness and overall better the experience of our team in and out of the workplace. I found the course reassuring as it covered the measures taken to spot and handle types of abuse before it escalates but, in a sentiment echoed by other employees, I found some of the figures surrounding abuse to be distressingly high.
Ultimately these statistics underline the need for safeguarding awareness. If you’d like more information surrounding safeguarding, click here.
Macaroons do make a difference
When our customers buy macaroons, 100% of the profits are reinvested into Miss Macaroon’s work with young people. A large part of this involves funding youth unemployment schemes such as the MacsMAD [Macaroons that Make a Difference] programme. These profits are also invested into the aforementioned measures to safeguard Miss Macaroon’s employees – from founder Rosie Ginday MBE to our ever-growing Kickstart team and our MacsMAD trainees.
We all have a responsibility for safeguarding each other, especially our MacsMAD trainees who have often experienced neglect or abuse. To support our work as a Social Enterprise, click here. Or, if you’re feeling peckish, browse our selection of luxurious macaron gift boxes.