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