Podcast: introduction to safeguarding

Last updated: 22 Jul 2019 Topics: Podcast Type: Podcast

An introduction to safeguarding children and young people during activities and events

Over the summer, we’ll be running episodes that focus on key topics related to safeguarding children and young people during activities and events. These podcasts were produced as part of a partnership led by NCVO, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Fund within the Safeguarding Training Fund programme.

In this episode, we focus on:

  • advice, tips and guidance on safeguarding as a whole to get you started
  • common challenges organisations face when addressing safeguarding issues
  • bringing organisations up to speed with current legislation
  • the need for organisations to tailor their policies and procedures
  • keeping communication channels open between children and organisations.

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This resource was supported by:

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Meet your host

Chris Cloke was the Head of Safeguarding in Communities at the NSPCC for over thirty years.  He has a huge wealth of experience and knowledge in safeguarding, particularly within the voluntary and community sector where he has been a trustee and advisor to several voluntary groups. He has been a member of and worked closely with a number of local safeguarding children boards and was chair of the Anti-Bullying Alliance for many years.

About the speakers

Cate Meredith has been working for the NSPCC for 10 years as a Senior Consultant in our Safeguarding in Communities team. She continues to lend her expertise to organisations in the voluntary and community sector to ensure their safeguarding responsibilities are supported, understood and met, so that children and young people are safe. 

Heidi Bradley is a Club Support Manager for England Athletics and leads on the development of safeguarding resources. She also sits on the NSPCC’s National Advisory Group for the voluntary and community sector.  


NSPCC Learning podcast

Our podcast series covers a range of child protection issues to inform, create debate and tell you about the work that we do to keep children safe. The child's voice is at the heart of every episode and what they tell us informs all of the work that we do. 

There's a new NSPCC Learning episode every fortnight. You can subscribe to the podcast through Audioboom or sign up to CASPAR to hear when new topics are released.