What Actions does the Voluntary Sector Need to Take:

All groups working with children and young people must be aware of updated Safeguarding information.  Please see the website specifically designed for this reason, and an open Letter from Andrew Bickley the new independent Chair.

Each group/organisation must:

  • Have a Safeguarding Policy in place and easy to follow procedures and actions to take
  • Risk Assess our young people, the activities offered and the wider environment
  • Ensure that Level 1 Safeguarding Training is delivered to all front line staff and that those in supervisory and managerial positions and with responsibility for governance in the voluntary sector have Levels 2 and 3

To find out more about Safeguarding and the importance for community and voluntary sector groups and their work with young people, please see Safe Network