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Safeguarding support and guidance

Are you a voluntary organisation who works with children and young people? Then you have an important role to play in helping keep them safe

If you or your organisation is involved with supporting children and young people you have a responsibility to ensure that you have policies and procedures, and guidance in place that will underpin the work that you do. These policies and procedures will help to promote children’s welfare and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding (keeping children safe) can seem daunting and you might find it challenging to know what you or your organisation needs to do to protect the children and young people in your care. This can range from arranging a one off event to setting up a voluntary organisation, or continuing to develop and grow your organisation.

Safety Net can offer FREE personalised support services to you and your organisation to enable you to set up your policies and procedures, or simply review your current policies, and offer further practical advice on child protection and safeguarding in order to continually develop and improve your practice. We can do this by meeting with you or via phone and email.

So, if you or your organisation support children and young people and are interested in finding out more about this service provided by Safety Net then please get in touch with Zoe on;

Tel 01273 420973

Email – zoe.anstey@safety-net.org.uk

We can also help you with safeguarding and child protection training. Click here to find out more about the training courses and workshops we offer, either to individuals or as bespoke training for your organisation at your own premises.

We can also help you with safeguarding and child protection training, including training for Designated Safeguarding Leads. Click here to find out more about the training courses and workshops we offer, either to individuals or as bespoke training for your organisation at your own premises.

Safety Net is a registered Umbrella body for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks. We can support your group with the DBS application process, and give advice about how to deal with the checks and safe recruitment. For more information contact our DBS Coordinator on 01273 414981 or dbs@safety-net.org.uk, or see the DBS section of our website.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board

Every area is required by law to have a Local Safeguarding Children Board which makes sure that all local organisations and groups are working effectively to keep children safe. Safety Net’s Director, Terri Fletcher, is the elected representative for the Community and Voluntary Sector on the Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

Concerned about a child?

The Front door for Families  is the first point of contact for any safeguarding and child protection concerns in Brighton and Hove. The service provides support, guidance and access to specialist targeted services for parents, carers, members of the public, young people and professionals. They can be contacted on 01273 290400 or email FrontDoorforFamilies@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk

If you are concerned about a child outside the Brighton and Hove area please check your local council or LSCB website for referral contacts.