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When you’re getting started with safeguarding, you can turn to voluntary organisations in your area that support small groups, organisations and charities. In some places there’ll be just one of these organisations, while in other areas there will be more.
Local authorities have teams who are responsible for safeguarding. These connect to safeguarding boards and partnerships. These organisations often have free or low cost training available.
You may also turn to national organisations to support you in a range of different ways
We have included services offered by some of the project partners who have helped develop Knowhow’s safeguarding content here.
NCVO membership is home to over 15,000 voluntary sector organisations across England. In relation to safeguarding, benefits of membership include access to discounted face to face training and events, free sample HR policies and a HR telephone advice line. Members also receive discounts when using an NCVO trusted supplier or key quality assurance tools that help you improve your organisation.
The Ann Craft Trust are a leading UK authority on safeguarding disabled children and adults at risk. They support all organisations and individuals to do safeguarding well and minimise harm. As well as safeguarding training, and a safeguarding adults checklist (link) which connects to lots of resources, ACT offer consultancy services. You might want to work with them on a formal audit or informal reviews of your safeguarding work.
The NSPCC works to protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood. You can report your worries and concerns about children to them on their helpline. They provide training and a huge range of learning resources. You might also want to use their information service which answers your questions by email or phone to help you find the resources you need to develop your safeguarding policy and practice. They also offer consultancy in a range of situations
Children England is the voice of children’s charities. Join them as a member to be part of a movement to change the world for children. Membership of Children England is on a sliding scale and benefits include an information service, training, events and consultancy as well as using collective power to campaign for children and families.
UK Youth is a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances. Joining its movement as a changemaker is free and offers access to newsletters, events and funded programmes.
Protect aims to stop harm by supporting whistleblowing. They provide advice and support to anyone who wants to speak up about wrongdoing in the organisation they work for but doesn’t know what to do. They can also advise and train organisations on developing whistleblowing policies and making sure they are effective.
Our trusted suppliers provide specialist products and services that can save your organisation time and money. The suppliers include organisations that can support your HR needs and insurance. Each has undergone a selection process, signed up to a Code of Conduct and offers discounts to NCVO members.
You can use checklists, tools and frameworks to review what your organisation is already doing for safeguarding and what else needs doing.
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