Safeguarding guidance and checklist for voluntary and community sector organisations

Safeguarding Children Guidance 

The Kirklees Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult Boards have developed guidance specifically for voluntary, community and faith sector organisations in Kirklees. The guidance includes::

Safeguarding Guidance for Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Organisations in Kirklees (PDF)

Changes to DBS and Barred List Checks

Safeguarding Children In Sport

Safeguarding Children in Golf has launched a new website. The Organisation's mission is to ensure Instructors, Volunteers and anyone else working with children are using best safeguarding practice. Its work is facilitated by the NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit.  Posted 11 February 2013.



Safeguarding Children and Young People in Football

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Guidance.

West Yorkshire Sport

Updated 22/07/2014

Safeguarding Checklist

The Safeguarding Board recommends that voluntary and community groups use this checklist to assess their current level of safeguarding practice, identify any concerns and areas for improvement, and identify any support that may be needed to implement improvements:

Safeguarding Checklist - A self-assessment tool for the voluntary sector (Word document)

Safeguarding Checklist -  A self-assessment tool for the voluntary sector (PDF) 

If you wish to receive feedback or advice on your completed checklist please send it to or by post to 
Becki Hinchliffe
Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board
Somerset Buildings
3rd Floor
10 Church Street

As an alternative to the safeguarding checklist we also have a short online survey that Voluntary, Community and Faith organisations can complete. This survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and in addition to prompting you to think about what your organisation needs to have in place it also helps us to understand the support that we need to provide to improve safeguarding children practice across Kirklees.

To start the survey click here


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