Safeguarding Guidance Handbook

Any organisation working with children and young people is responsible for taking safeguarding seriously and ensuring that individuals in its care are safe and free from harm.

Young Solutions Worcestershire helps the voluntary sector deliver safeguarding best practice.

Our Guidance on Safeguarding Children and Young People Handbook has been written in partnership with the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board and our current, fourth, edition is the biggest and most comprehensive yet!

The main handbook contains 142 pages of guidance and information on everything from “What are abuse and neglect?” to “Children and young people at risk of child sexual exploitation”, and it is supported by two supplements – one covering key legislation and national guidance, and the other with examples of the policies and procedures needed by every group/organisation working with children and young people.

Together, these documents provide up to date and essential information for workers, volunteers, management committees and trustees in voluntary and community sector organisations.

Download your copy of the handbook and supplements:

VCS Guidance Handbook – Edition 4

Supplement 1 – Sample Policies, Forms and Other Documents (pdf version – 81 pages)

Supplement 1 – Sample Policies, Forms and Other Documents (word version – 81 pages)

Supplement 2 – Legislative and Guidance Framework

Alternatively contact us to purchase a hard copy, available to non-members for £20.

Young Solutions can also provide support in adapting these policies and procedures to your group/organisation. Find out more about the safeguarding training, advice and DBS checks that we offer here.

Young Solutions has really helped our organisation with writing and implementing safeguarding policies and procedures, and has offered us friendly advice, practical help and support on a number of occasions.

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