Every organisation that works with children needs to have a safeguarding and child protection policy statement, which sets your commitment to protecting children from harm.
We've created this example, which you should tailor according to the context of your organisation. It should be used in conjunction with our information on safeguarding policies and procedures. In addition to an overarching policy statement your organisation should have a set of detailed policies and procedures which explain the steps adults within your organisation must take to keep children safe.
You must make sure all adults and children are aware of, understand and can access your safeguarding policies.
Access our wide range of safeguarding resources including guidance on managing allegations of abuse, photography and sharing images and writing a safeguarding policy.
Explains the differences between safeguarding policy statements and safeguarding and child protection procedures, sets out how to write a statement for your organisation and provides key information.
Assess how well your safeguarding arrangements are working in your group or organisation with our simple online checklist.