Information and training about safeguarding

Other people who can help with Information and training about safeguarding

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The Disclosure and Barring Service provide criminal records checks (DBS checks)for organisations. They also provide useful information about how and when to apply for DBS checks.

0116 234 7227 or 020 7825 2607

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The NSPCC Consultancy services provide support and advice to community organisations working with children.
They also have a wide range of publications on child protection and safeguarding children on their website.

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Most organisations providing childcare for children under 8 years old need to be registered with Ofsted. Ofsted are also an umbrella body providing Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

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Safety Net is a charity that provides training and support for community groups around safeguarding.

They run safeguarding training for community groups, and offer support with developing safeguarding policies. You can arrange a one-to-one session to write a safeguarding policy. This costs £30 for small groups.

They offer a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application service.

They run a free monthly DBS advice surgery for groups that are members of Community Works, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.

They can help organisations use the Simple Quality Protects tool to assess the quality of their work and services.

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The Scouts have useful resources and guidance about health and safety and risk assessments, and an ideas sheet about running a bouncy castle.