What is Safeguarding?

“Safeguarding” refers to measures designed to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals. These measures allow children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Every organisation, small group and individual should be aware of their responsibility in work and society.

Find out more about safeguarding support:

West Berkshire Councils Safeguarding Support for VCS

NSPCC Safeguarding and Child Protection for Voluntary and community groups

NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance (England) pdf

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector pdf

NSPCC Writing a Safeguarding Policy

The Ann Craft Trust – safeguarding Adults and Young People at risk

DigiSafe offer a step-by-step digital safeguarding guide. For charities designing new services or taking existing ones online. 

Essential Information:

DBS registration: Criminal Records Bureau, CRB checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks.

You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply:

  • For certain jobs or voluntary work, eg working with children or in healthcare
  • To foster or adopt a child

How to get a DBS check click here for details NB: DBS checks are free for volunteers but an administration charge may apply.

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