Does my charity need a safeguarding policy?

You must have them if your organisation is a charity or if you work regularly with children or adults at risk. These documents set out what your organisation will do to keep people safe.

Do charities have to have a safeguarding policy?

It’s vital that all charities have the right safeguarding policies and procedures in place. You should also make sure your suppliers, contractors and partner organisations have robust safeguarding and child protection measures.

What policies does a charity need to have?

Basic requirements

  • Health and Safety Policy and Procedure. See H&S issue page. …
  • Equal Opportunities Statement of Intent. See Equal Opps bodies for some guidance. …
  • Confidentiality Policy (including Data Protection – see Info Management page).
  • Risk Assessment.

What is the safeguarding policy?

What is a safeguarding policy statement? A safeguarding or child protection policy statement makes it clear what your organisation or group will do to keep children safe. … the more detailed policies and procedures your organisation will put in place to keep children safe and respond to child protection concerns.

What is a safeguarding Trustee?

This is generally the individual who would respond to concerns about a child or adult at risk and ensures referral to statutory services. If your organisation works with children, it must follow the Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance.

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Does GDPR apply to small charities?

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will become law on the 25 May 2018. If your charity asks for, receives or holds personal information from others (for example the email addresses of its users or staff) then these regulations will apply. …

How often should you review your safeguarding policy?

The safeguarding and child protection policy is the key document that helps staff understand what they need to know in order to keep children safe and how to respond when they are concerned. Policies should be reviewed and updated at least annually, but possibly more often to account for changes in guidance.

What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?

All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.

What are the 6 principles of safeguarding?

What are the six principles of safeguarding?

  • Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
  • Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  • Protection. …
  • Partnership. …
  • Accountability.

What are the safeguarding procedures?

Safeguarding Policies should:

Maintain and review a record of concerns. Follow safe recruitment procedures, including DBS checks (by the Disclosure and Barring Service) Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out. Make sure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities.

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