Is your safeguarding policy up to scratch?

Ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safe is important. Recently, in common with many funders, we have revisited what we expect the groups we fund to have in place before they apply to us.

We expect all groups to have a safeguarding policy in place that covers staff, trustees and volunteers and anyone who comes into contact with them. If your group works with children, young people or vulnerable adults we would expect you to have appropriate practices and procedures in place to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our community are protected from harm. We would expect this to include community buildings, like village halls, that host such groups on their premises.

Your safeguarding policy should:

We know that putting these things in place can feel overwhelming and be confusing. The NCVO website has some useful information to help you.  For local support please contact Spark Somerset or Smart Communities

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