The Charity Commission have published guidance on Protecting Children in charitable organisations. Some of the areas the Charity commission have highlighted as forming part of an organisations Child Protection Procedures include:
- Organisations having a named person (and deputy) with lead responsibilities for child protection.
- Procedures should include a description of what child abuse is and how to respond to concerns. The contact details for children’s services, police, health and NSPCC helplines should be available.
- A clear process for recording incidents, concerns and referrals should be known to all staff/volunteers.
- Requirements for trustees, staff and volunteers to learn about child protection in accordance with and as appropriate to their roles and responsibilities
- A code of behaviour for trustees, staff and volunteers. With the consequences of breaching the code being clear and linked to disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- Safe recruitment, selection and vetting procedures should be correctly implemented, including the appropriate DBS checks that include checks .
- Systems to ensure that all staff and volunteers working with children are monitored and supervised and that they have opportunities to learn about child protection in accordance with their roles and responsibilities.
All our safeguarding courses are written by experts in line with the latest government and sector guidelines including Working Together 2010, thereby assisting organisations to fulfill their safeguarding responsibilities.
The introductory level course is available in a general version, suitable for all, as well as specific versions for trustees and those volunteering and working in education, dentistry or sport, and soon to be released a version for people involved in the equestrian field.
The level 2 course is suitable for the person(s) taking on the lead and deputy roles in child protection.
For details of all our online child protection courses please click here