Safeguarding & Risk Management

- How to appropriately risk assess - Safeguarding Self-led exercises - Example consent forms

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

NSPCC Learning

Self-Led Safeguarding Exercises & reading

Managing Risk

It is important that throughout projects we appropriately assess and manage risk. Depending on the activity, participants, any partners and/or public the level of risk can change at any point. When planning and delivering be risk aware at all times and ensure you keep your risk assessments regularly updated and accessible. Don’t forget when planning your activities and assessing risk that you collect the appropriate level of consent from participants or the public before they take part.


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