Here you can find a range of tools, checklists and guidance to help you manage and improve the performance of your organisation. More resources are added frequently but if what you want is not here, go to advice for other ways to get the answer you need.

Working Together to Safeguard Children

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.

Safeguarding - Disclosure and Barring Service - the new 'CRB checks'

Please find attached a brief note of guidance that is currently available regarding the new disclosure and barring service.

What is safeguarding? (An introduction/refresher)

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

Are They Safe? Safeguarding Resource

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.

Safeguarding toolkit

Guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults