Read the Policy to make sure it meets your organisation’s needs. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.
Just having a Safeguarding Policy in place is not enough to ensure that your organisation complies with its legal safeguarding obligations. Make sure you have a comprehensive collection of documents and procedures in place that are suitable for your unique organisation. Make sure to implement these and ensure that they’re followed. For more information, read the FAQs for this document.
Make the Safeguarding Policy available to your organisation’s staff members. You could, for example, include it in induction packs, send it out by email, or put it on an intranet site.
The Safeguarding Policy is not a contract and it does not need to be signed or agreed to by your staff members. You can ask them to sign an acknowledgement to show that they’ve received it, but this is not legally required.
A copy of your Safeguarding Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’. You should also download and securely store a copy of your Policy for your records.
Whenever the Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version that has been in force and a record of when it was introduced and how and when each version was made available to employees.
Staff members should also keep a copy of the Policy or have easy access to it (eg via your staff intranet).