We have a legal and moral duty to safeguard the young people we work with. All work with young people in the youth sector must be free from harm and danger – there should be no compromise in standards.
This important resource ensures that youth workers are fully equipped to protect and safeguard young people, first and foremost. It also provides a useful reference for those commissioning youth work to ensure that their provision meets the optimum standards for safeguarding.
The report includes a set of policy recommendations which place a greater onus on those delivering and commissioning youth work to be held accountable for the safety of youth work, including legislative changes; the registration of youth work spaces; and national guidance for local authorities.