Does my organisation need Safeguarding Policies and Procedures?
Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures?
If anyone in your organisation regularly works with children and young people the answer is yes and they must be current.
Adult Safeguarding Policies and Procedures?
If anyone in your organisation regularly works with adults at risk the answer is yes and they must be current. Please remember that the definition of adults at risk includes any person 18 years and over (UK) or 16 (Scotland) receiving any form of health care.
Does my organisation need policies and procedures for both?
If the answers to both of the questions above was yes, then your organisation needs both.
How does my organisation obtain suitable policies and procedures?
All of the information to develop your own policies and procedures is available online and there are links to all the necessary regulations and recommendations free on this website (Freebies and Latest Reference Material button). However, reading it all, writing the policies and procedures and keeping up to date can be very time consuming and laborious.
SAFE membership includes toolkits with proforma policies and procedures for Child and Adult Safeguarding that are designed to be easily adapted for use by any organisation. Membership also gives your organisation free expert advice in completing them and updates when the legislation and recommendations change. Please follow this link for more information and details of the many other advantages of SAFE membership.