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::
- advice on writing a safeguarding policy
- safer recruitment
- managing staff and volunteers
- health and safety
- sample policies that can be adapted to different settings.
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.
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Guidance.
West Yorkshire Sport
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:
If you wish to receive feedback or advice on your completed checklist please send it to Becki.Hinchliffe@kirklees.gov.uk or by post to
Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board
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