Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. We can help you make sure no child in your care is harmed. You will need.
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 say that safeguarding means:
Making sure your organization has policies and procedures in place for safeguarding and child protection:
You may also want to develop safeguards because you:
In England, the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe. This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act (1989) and (2004). It also features in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (to which the UK is a signatory) and sets out the rights of children to be free from abuse. The Government also provides guidance in their document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013’.
Jobs that involve caring for, supervising or being in sole charge of children or adults require an enhanced DBS check (previously called an enhanced CRB check). r this kind of work if they know they’re on This includes checking whether someone is included in the two DBS ‘barred lists’ (previously called ISA barred lists) of individuals who are unsuitable for working with children, young people, and adults at risk.