Child Protection & Safeguarding

Everyone who works with children/young people – including Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Workers – has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

Voluntary, Community, Faith and Private Sector organisations play an important role in delivering services to children/young people. They should have safeguarding arrangements in place to keep children and young people safe, and need to work effectively with the Harrow Safeguarding & Children Board (HSCB) to ensure this. Paid and volunteer staff need to be aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and attend safeguarding training. This should enable workers to identify child protection concerns and have the confidence to make referrals to local authority children’s services or the police.

How can we help?

We are supporting this work by offering *free certified training in:

  • Level 2 Safeguarding (this is offered as multi agency or In House Training)
  • Children & Young Peoples Forum (for organisations working with children & young people)
  • Level 3 Nominated Safeguarding Person training
  • Referrals for the Local Authority Designated officer Training (LADO)
  • Bi Monthly Safeguarding Newsletter
  • One-to-one support clinics for organisations by looking at their existing child protection policies, updating existing policies, and giving advice, support and guidance with referrals to the Children’s Services.

An organisation check list is available to help organisations to identify any gaps in safeguarding that may need to addressed.

*free to organisations operating/working in Harrow

What’s New: Contextual Safeguarding Network

What is Contextual Safeguarding?

Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse. Parents and carers have little influence over these contexts, and young people’s experiences of extra-familial abuse can undermine parent-child relationships.

Find out more:

To find out more contact Asia or Sue on 020 8861 5894 or email contact@voluntaryactionharrow.org.uk.

Training:

Further information resources: