Safe Network standards Safeguarding children in the voluntary and community sector
The Safe Network standards are a set of recommended standards and accompanying guidance to help non-statutory organisations that work with children and young people to put in place clear safeguarding arrangements.
The standards cover 4 essential safeguarding areas:
- safer staff and volunteers through recruitment, induction and supervision
- child protection
- preventing and responding to bullying
- avoiding accidents and running safe activities and events.
This 2013/14 edition includes 2 new standards called Standards Xtra which focus on:
- recording and storing information
- sharing information and working with other agencies.
Authors: Safe Network (NSPCC and Children England)
Table of contents
|What’s different about the 2013/14 edition?||5|
|What’s in the Safe Network Standards?||7|
|Standard 1: Safer staff and volunteers – recruitment, induction and supervision||8|
|Standard 2: Child protection||10|
|Standard 3: Preventing and responding to bullying||13|
|Standard 4: Avoiding accidents and running safe activities and events||16|
|Standard 5: Recording and storing information||20|
|Standard 6: Sharing information and working with other agencies||23|
|Appendix A: Notes||26|
|Appendix B: Section 11 requirements||31|
Please cite as: NSPCC (2017) NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance for the voluntary and community sector: children, young people and young adults aged 0-25 (England). London: NSPCC.
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