Safeguarding resources for volunteers
During these difficult times the level of pressure and anxiety in families can increase, bringing additional stress and difficulties.
As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop, we remain committed to helping families to stay safe.
To help our volunteers in being alerted to possible signs of abuse or neglect within families we have the following resources:
All of the resources are quick and easy to review and contain vital information about safeguarding children & also reference adult safeguarding issues which all volunteers should be aware of.
Please see a free online courses for people who visit homes- very quick 15 minutes , good, clear , especially around Neglect
Due to coronavirus and social distancing measures, children and young people are spending much more time at home and we know isolation can put some children at a greater risk of abuse and neglect.
NSPCC temporarily made one of their paid-for online safeguarding awareness courses freely accessible to support workers visiting people's homes during this challenging time.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
Please click here to access the revised Guidance published by the NSPCC (July 2018)This briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The new guidance follows a government consultation, launched in October 2017 which set out the changes needed to support the new system of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership Newslettesr for Voluntary, and Community Organisations
Green Book Refreshed November 2019
For Voluntary, Community, Faith and private organisations to raise awareness and ensure robust policies and procedures are in place within your organisations. Download here.
NSPCC Safeguarding Standards for the Voluntary and Community Sector
Guidance from the NSPCC on Safeguarding Standards in the Voluntary and Community Sector working with children and young people aged 0-25, can be accessed here.
Counter Terrorism Protective Security Advice for Places of Worship
AFRUCA Video - Child Protection and African Families in the UK
New educational video on Child Protection which covers issues such as FGM, Witchcraft Branding, Physical Abuse and Neglect and Child Trafficking. The following video is a reflection of the work carried out by AFRUCA which aims to address key issues that are currently affecting the welfare of African children in the UK.
Faith Associates were set up in 2004 as a non-theological consultancy to meet the needs of ethnic minority faith-based communities. They work in a culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary way to provide, research, training, advice and guidance to influence the challenges faced by communities. A key area of focus is developing institutional governance, improving strategic choices and developing effective communication strategies. They have a range of helpful publications and training courses.
Find out more about child abuse which can be linked to faith or belief practices.
Please click here for a Childline Video on facing discimination.
The NSPCC News are sharing very helpful podcasts on safegaurding, their latest one is focused on Nominated Child Protection Lead.
Please click on the link here,https://learning.nspcc.
Updated helpful guidance from the NSPCC for you to support your safeguarding within your communities.