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 the Safeguarding Leads (NSP/DSL) in organisations)
  • Level 3 Nominated Safeguarding Person (NSP)(DSL) 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 not for profit organisations operating/working in Harrow

What’s New: Harrow Mental Health Partnership

5 – 25 years old Visit Young Harrow Foundation website for more details on the Mental Health Hub

Harrow Safeguarding Children’s Board Training can be booked via SS4e details are below:

Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2023
Time:14:00 – 16:30
Where: Online
Session: Drugs Awareness
Date: 9th Nov 2023
Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Information on training dates including booking details and support tools can be found on: SSe4 you will need to register on SSe4 to access training. Register here.

Pan London Training: 

Talking to young People about Mental Health

Date: 11/09/2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30  

Modern Day Slavery Act 2015, how to identify those vulnerable to exploitation

Date: 20/09/2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30  

The Journey of an NRM referral using a domestic servitude case study 

Date: 20/09/2023

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

The Identification of Child Exploitation in the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 

Date: 21/09/2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 

 Threshold Workshop

Date: 21/09/2023

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 – 

The sessions can be found on the LSCP website   


Further information resources: