Safeguarding - Third-party links
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The Safe Network is jointly managed by the NSPCC and Children England, and was created as a result of the Staying Safe action plan. They provide a wide range of support materials, information and training for any groups, clubs or organisations that have an involvement with children and young people, whether established or just starting out. Their website contains a wealth of advice, publications and access to free training for no-for-profit organisations about all aspects of safeguarding children, including how to spot signs of abuse, what to do if you suspect a child is being harmed, safe recruitment practices, and advice if you are starting up a new group. Their free 'Are They Safe?' pack is an excellent resource for anyone working with children and young people. They also have guidance about Preventing avoidable accidents.
The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) leads change so that the thousands of workers and volunteers working with children and young people across England are able to do the best job they possibly can. Their site contains a variety of information, advice and training regarding safer recruitment and vetting and barring.
The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. If you’re ever worried about a child’s safety or welfare, call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This is open 24 hours a day to offer help, advice and support. Calls are free from a landline and from most mobile networks. The NSPCC website also contains information about services and resources for schools and youth groups.
Direct support for children who need to talk about anything that is troubling them, either through the website or call free on 0800 1111.
The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) has been created to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. They do this by working in partnership with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and other delivery partners.
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) protect children and vulnerable adults by supporting organisations recruiting people into positions of trust. Information can be found here about their various services.
Further guidance about exemptions from the Independent Safeguarding Authority's (ISA) Vetting and Barring Scheme can be found here.