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Key Information

What is safeguarding? 

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, is at the heart of safeguarding. It’s about making sure your organisation is run in a way that actively prevents harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect. It’s also about being ready to respond safely and well if there is a problem. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play in safeguarding. It should become part of your day to day activities.

Every organisation that delivers charitable activities has a duty to safeguard volunteers, staff members, participants and donors.

Free services available in the East Riding

The Charity Commission expect every charity to make safeguarding a priority. With this in mind the Smile East Riding Community Hive (Hive)is working with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to offer all VCSE groups in the East Riding a range of FREE services to help navigate through the requirements needed. Support includes:

  • Reviewing your current safeguarding policy
  • Give advice and feedback on specific safeguarding challenges
  • Working with you to develop organisational policy and procedures to ensure compliance with all legislation and statutory guidance
  • Staff and volunteer training options including face-to-face training, eLearning and written guidance. Our adult safeguarding training offer includes three levels of face-to-face training
  • Support the development of safe environments for children and vulnerable adults
  • Regular updates from us on topical issues and new national and local guidance
  • Opportunities to network around key local safeguarding issues

If you'd like to find out more about these services please email or speak to the Hive team by calling 01482 590270 | Email

East Riding Safeguarding contacts  

For children: 

The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) oversees and co-ordinates all of the work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe. It is a partnership between the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group working alongside other relevant agencies

Call: 01482 396999 | Email: |

For adults: 

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board (ERSAB) is a multi-agency organisation responsible for ensuring the protection and safety of the most vulnerable adults in the East Riding.

Call: 01482 396940 | Email: |

Reporting concerns

For children:

Children's Safeguarding Hub | contact details  |Email:

For adults:

Safeguarding Adults Board |contact details | Email:


Sources of information you may find useful to read through including links to all national government advice and guidance.

East Riding



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