How to set out an organisational approach to protecting children
Children have the right to be protected from harm so it is important that any organisation or group that works with children or young people has a clear set of guidelines about how they will keep children safe and respond to child protection concerns.
This page explains what a safeguarding policy should include to ensure your organisation has the overarching principles and procedures needed to protect children from harm.
What is a safeguarding policy?
A safeguarding or child protection policy is a statement that makes it clear what an organisation or group will do to keep children safe.
It should include:
- a statement setting out the organisation's commitment to protecting all children
- what the organisation will do to keep children safe and respond to concerns
- a list of the supporting procedures that accompany the policy.