About the Safeguarding Standards
The Safeguarding Standards have been designed to support good safeguarding practices for all those working with children and young people, adults at risk, volunteers and paid staff in youth work environments. This collaborative tool has been designed for and with youth work organisations and young people.
It includes a definition of safeguarding, the role of safeguarding, active participation and relationships and the legislative framework to underpin this. It sets out how best to embed a culture of safeguarding across your organisation to support staff (paid and unpaid) and young people.
The Standards support individuals and organisations to go one step further than compliance and embedding a culture of safeguarding, to further integrate safeguarding in their organisation and make it part of your identity and values: creating a ‘culture plus’ organisation.
It details the core safeguarding standards:
- A clear safeguarding policy and procedures
- Proactive safeguarding systems and governance
- Collaboration with other agencies
- Training and reflection
- Empowering young people
Safeguarding Standards for the Youth Sector
This document sets out how best to embed a culture of safeguarding across your organisation to support staff (paid and unpaid) and young people.