Safeguarding for Business and the Private Sector
There are currently over 57,000 children identified as needing protection from abuse in the UK. Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children’s health or development. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding polices and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.
Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.
What do I need to do to safeguard children in my care?
Organisations need to make sure that the way they work with children keeps them safe and does not place them at unacceptable risk of harm.
They can do this through:
- Establishing, implementing and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safe recruitment
- Ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures
- Ensuring that all staff and volunteers receive child protection training.
Understanding what safe guarding means
- Understanding your responsibility
- How to spot signs of abuse
- Relevant legislation
- Necessary policies and procedures
- How to deal with any concerns
- DBS checks
Who should attend?
- Anyone who volunteers or works with children,
- Young people,
- Sports teams
- Businesses who are seeking to work with nurseries, schools, colleges, care homes.
- Duration 3 hours
- Group size 12-20
If you require any further information or would like to book a course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our office on 01429 874530