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Your Safeguarding Policy should include
- Groups working with children or vulnerable adults must have a safeguarding policy. We will request you to send us your policy, this is part of the due diligence process and will determine if you are shortlisted or not.
- You can get help from your local CVS or online sites such as the NSPCC.
- We look for the following in your safeguarding policy:
- Definitions of abuse and signs of abuse and reporting procedure in case of disclosure
- The name of the person responsible for child protection
- All staff, volunteers and trustees that are working directly with vulnerable adults and/or children have had the appropriate checks
- It is good practice for all staff, volunteers and trustees who do not work directly with children and young people should also be trained on safeguarding
- Risk assessments should be carried out to ensure children and young people in their care are safe
- A description of how abuse can be different for adults (in a Vulnerable Adults Policy)
- Needs to show a date and review date (yearly)