The world of safeguarding has been fundamentally changed by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the restructure of the Criminal Records and Disclosure and Barring systems.
Less roles are eligible for enhanced disclosures, and the content of disclosures has been reduced. All organisations need to be aware of the impact this has, as they need to take on more responsibility in creating a safe environment.
Here’s a checklist of what needs to be covered:
- A safeguarding policy that is accessible and understood
- Effective reporting system and whistle-blowing procedures
- Robust and up to date training of staff and volunteers
- Understanding of safer recruitment practice including job descriptions and recruitment interviews
We have worked with major charities, county councils and governing bodies to develop safeguarding policies and related training. We led the introduction of facilitated discussion using scenarios in group training , and now we are leading interactive online workshop design. We can review your policies, processes and training.
Please contact us by email to discuss bespoke consultancy and training support for your organisation or sector.