Local authorities have overarching responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in their area. They have a number of statutory  functions under the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts which make this clear, and this guidance sets these out in detail.

An overview of safeguarding for children and adults with additional related handouts and exercises.

PDF icon What is safeguarding - overview presentation.pdf (260.54 KB)


This guide will help you set up safeguarding measures in your group or organisation. It has been written for leaders of a wide range of voluntary and community groups working with children and young people of all ages. It can help groups in the early stages of thinking about safeguarding and those who already have direct, practical experience in child protection.


Guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults


An online hub that provides information and guidance regarding safeguarding children from NSPCC.


This session will provide an overview of what needs to be in an adult safeguarding policy and how you can make this a live and useful document for your organisation. Ideal for creating an adult safeguarding policy or reviewing your existing one.

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:30

This interactive training course explains the radicalisation processes from an educational perspective. It supports professionals working with young people to equip them to better understand and answer questions and the social needs of young people who are engaging with extreme ideals. In the training we focus on the following questions:

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 13:30


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