Does my organisation need to do anything about Safeguarding Children & Young People?
If anyone in your organisation regularly works with children, their carers, parents or families then the answer is yes, your organisation does need to comply with Child Safeguarding legislation and best practice recommendations.
The definition of a child or young adult is any person under the age of 18. In certain limited circustances it can include people up to the age of 21.
To comply, your organisation should have:
Current Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. These must include Rigorous Recruitment procedures.
A Lead and Deputy for Child Safeguarding who are not closely related through marriage or living arrangements. Please note that if your organisation also requires a Lead and Deputy for Adult Safeguarding, they can be the same two people.
Your organisation should also provide:
Appropriate Child Safeguarding training for all staff who work with children, their carers and their families.
Appropriate Leading on Child Safeguarding training for the Lead and Deputy.
Some, if not all staff in your organisation will need to be checked by the DBS. To identify which staff and which type of DBS check, please follow this link.
All of these can be obtained from SAFEcic, please follow the links for details.
To check prices on any of these, please follow this link.
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