Welcome to the first of our new VCSE Safeguarding Newsletter - Gary Truran, VCSE Safeguarding Practitioner Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Following on from my introductory email it is my intention to use this bulletin to keep you informed of:
Every organisation that delivers charitable/voluntary activities has a duty to safeguard volunteers, staff members, participants and donors.
The Anne Craft Trust National Adult Safeguarding week will run from the 15 – 19 November 2021. The aim of the week is:
The theme for the week is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’ and in the lead up to this week I will be sharing steps/procedures that you will be able to adapt/use to make all our organisations a safer place to be for everyone.
To launch this, I recommend that you watch, and then share the following video link with as many people within your organisation as possible to raise the awareness and promote the importance of safeguarding, reinforcing – Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility
Please display this poster all around your organisation to advertise the forthcoming week and to act as a reminder that Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility.
We have some fantastic opportunities for all organisations to participate in FREE Safeguarding Training – These are currently virtual and will operate via Teams or Zoom. If you or anyone within your organisation would like to attend, please email email@example.com with the title of the course you wish attend, your name, contact details and the name of the organisation you are representing.
I strongly recommend that as many people within your organisations as possible attend these sessions, not just your Safeguarding Lead.
20th October 10.00 - 11.00 - Safeguarding/Q and A briefing session
21st October 10.00 – 12.00 - Two Hour Workshop Case Study review
29th October 9.30-3.30 - Safeguarding Children and Adults
4th November 9.30-12.30 - Introduction to Safeguarding
22nd November 9.30-12.30 - Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead
22nd November 2.00 – 4.00 - Two Hour Workshop Case Study Review
13th December 9.30-12.20 - Policy and Procedure Workshop
13th December 2.00 – 3.00 - Safeguarding briefing/Q and A session
1. RECOGNISE – Know what to look for so you can recognise the signs of abuse. Make
sure all staff are thoroughly trained/informed in safeguarding.
2. RECORD – Make sure all concerns are clearly recorded.
3. REPORT – Make sure everyone knows who to report to. Ensure there is a clearly
defined internal safeguarding alert process and a member of staff designated as a
4. REFER – Always refer safeguarding alerts promptly following the correct procedure.
Know who to report to and where to get help from the local safeguarding authority.
Should you have any safeguarding queries or questions or would like my support with anything to do with making your organisation a safer place for everyone, then please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Truran, VCSE Safeguarding Practitioner