Child Safeguarding

Many groups work with Children and Young People on a regular basis.

If you have any questions please email us or call 01223 464696 and we will help out as best we can. 

Why Safeguarding is important

It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

and

“the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”

The NSPCC Safeguarding page is here. There guide to writing a safeguarding policy is here.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children's Board

Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board exists to safeguard children and young people, promote wellbeing and protect those who are at risk in Cambridgeshire. There is lots of useful information on their website

Policy templates and good practice groups

The NSPCC website has some great information tools and example policies. Find out more here.

If you have any questions please email us or call 01223 464696 and we will help out as best we can.

Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees – Charity Commission press release, 5 February 2018.

NCVO Knowhow Writing a safeguarding policy – includes links to trusted sources of guidance for developing polices for working with both children/young people and vulnerable adults.

 

Page last updated March 2019