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Safeguarding and risks
The tools below will help you and your organisation take every possible step to ensure that the children, young people and vulnerable adults you work with are kept safe and not put at risk. Every organisation that comes into contact with these groups of people are duty-bound to employ safeguarding techniques, and are advised to have an up-to-date safeguarding policy in place.
All the basics of safeguarding children and young people are covered here. There are also two pages which will allow organisations to build their safeguarding practices and procedures to a high level:
- Use our templates to help develop your safeguarding policies and procedures and
- Toolbox resources to help you improve your practices for safeguarding children.
This guide sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. It contains statutory guidance as well as sections specifically focused on Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards, serious case reviews and research.
Safe Communities: A step-by-step guide (pdf) – NSPCC
This excellent toolkit gives a very thorough overview of safeguarding children and young people: providing reasons for and the means to creating a ‘culture of safety’. It explains how best a plan of action can be developed and details the steps that should be taken to ensure a safe and secure working environment for everyone. Resources and further reading opportunities are also identified.
Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: A legal guide for practioners – Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Vulnerable adults or adults at risk are in need of safeguarding because they may be unable to look after their own health, safety and wellbeing, have a disability or are at risk of harm from another person. This overview from SCIE explains everything a practitioner should know about safeguarding vulnerable adults, including their legal obligations, key definitions and information sharing.