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What is a Safeguarding Policy?
Safeguarding Policies set out organisations’ commitments to protecting those they work with from harm. An organisation’s Safeguarding Policy will help it to meet its legal safeguarding obligations by ensuring its staff members know how to recognise, report, and handle any safeguarding concerns.
When should I use a Safeguarding Policy?
Use this Safeguarding Policy:
- for organisations that work with children and/or adults at risk (ie adults who are unable to protect themselves from harm at a specific point in time)
- if your organisation is a charity, a childcare provider (either as a business or a non-profit), or another organisation (eg a business) that works with children and/or adults at risk
- to set out your organisation’s commitments to and procedures for safeguarding its beneficiaries (ie its clients or service users)
- only for organisations based in England, Wales, or Scotland