Protecting young volunteers is essential – so why not get it right? #volunteersweek

childre protectionChild Protection is another key thing to consider when involving young volunteers, so rather than writing something myself, I have found this excellent guide to share. 

Getting It Right – Standards of Practice for the Protection of Children and Young People

“All organisations working with children/young people have a legal and moral responsibility to keep those children safe and as an organisation, you will want to provide the best possible care for them.  A child protection policy will outline your organisation’s commitment to practice that protects children/young people from harm.  The supporting procedures and guidelines will help you to put in place the measures to protect children and young people, support staff and volunteers, and create a safe and caring organisation that is committed to safeguarding children.

Getting It Right contains the minimum standards of good practice in safeguarding children and young people.  These standards are recognised and endorsed by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety as a tool for organisations to measure their practice and to support organisations to continually improve and update their safeguarding practice.

Getting It Right outlines 7 minimum standards, the key information needed to meet each standard, and signposting information on all areas of good practice in child protection and safeguarding.”


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