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Workshop 6: Keeping yourself and others safe while supporting your community

If after accessing these resources you would like the opportunity to participate in an online, interactive, facilitated group discussion on this subject please register your interest. We will arrange a date based on demand and contact you by email with further details.Opens a external web page


Introduction to Keeping yourself and others safe while supporting your community by Jacqui Wilkinson, Training and Safeguarding Development Officer, Community Action Suffolk. Click on the image below.

This video also has audio content, please also listen to it to get the most from it

Want to know more about keeping yourself and others safe from while supporting your community? Additional Resources section

Community Action Suffolk: Keeping people safe and sound: A basic guide to safeguarding courseOpens a external web page

This FREE 30 minute online learning session has been specifically created by Community Action Suffolk for volunteers and pop up community groups supporting communities with shopping et c. as a result of Covid-19. Work through it at your own pace, t has short quizzes to check your learning, the ’A day to remember’ activity with situations that you could face and practical steps to take if you are worried about a persons safety/ welfare.

Community Action Suffolk: Safeguarding support and keeping people safe and sound: COVID-19Opens a external web page

‘If you see, or hear something that makes you worried about a person’s safety or welfare, say something’

Your role as a volunteer or employee means that you could see or hear something that means someone needs help as they are at risk or in danger. If you see or hear something then say something, do not keep it a secret.

CAS has developed and collected a range of helpful and relevant safeguarding resources and information below for your use. These resources are particularly related to the Covid-19 situation. A full range of other safeguarding resources can be found on the main safeguarding page.

Community Action Suffolk Safeguarding pageOpens a external web page

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. If you are working with children, young people and/or adults at risk of abuse Community Action Suffolk can support you to develop an appropriate understanding of the risks to their safety and how to manage these.

Community Action Suffolk has wide ranging knowledge and experience of delivering safeguarding training and providing policy and procedural guidance. You will also find links on how to access 1 to 1 safeguarding support to guide you through embedding safeguarding in your organisation and/or improving your safeguarding policy and procedure.

Community Action Suffolk: Setting up and running a covid-19 community groupOpens a external web page

This part of our website is for voluntary groups who are responding to the Covid19 pandemic.During these unprecedented times it is vital that we respond to your needs and help you to help your community.  So whether you are a new community group that has formed to respond to Coivid-19 or an existing group or organisation that is carrying out new activities then there are resources for you.

Community Action Suffolk: Managing or being a leader of volunteersOpens a external web page

We like to think of managing volunteers in terms of it being a journey.  There are 4 simple stages to this journey Plan, Recruit, Support and Impact.  If you have set up a Covid-19 community response group, you have probably zipped through these stages within a couple of weeks and not had time to plan or think about how you will support your volunteers. This page of our website is full of useful information.

Community Action Suffolk: Covid-19: Resources, Tips and Information for VCSE organisations in SuffolkOpens a external web page

These pages are to support local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to coronavirus. Links to resources and information including webinars.

Community Action Suffolk: Covid-19 newslettersOpens a external web page

Your regular and reliable source of Covid-19 related information delivered straight to your inbox

Community Action Suffolk: TrainingOpens a external web page

We believe that we all need to invest in our most valuable asset – our people. CAS has provided learning for over 3,000 people in the last few years. We are currently expanding our fabulous face to face training offer to be delivered online.

Community Action Suffolk homepageOpens a external web page

CAS is the ‘go to’ organisation for VCSE organisations in Suffolk.

We exist to ensure our sector, and its volunteers, is supported, safe and sustainable and that our communities are active and resilient.

We provide (or signpost) whatever is needed behind the scenes to enable this, so you can concentrate on doing what you do best – making Suffolk an incredible place in which to live and work.

Other useful resources

Suffolk Safeguarding PartnershipOpens a external web page

Their purpose is to work together and make sure there are arrangements for safeguarding people with care and support needs and act to minimise risk of harm and adopt a zero tolerance to abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is more than protection. It also means protecting the safety, independence and wellbeing of children and adults with care and support needs.

Human beings should live free from abuse, harm, exploitation and neglect.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Covid-19 updatesOpens a external web page
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE): Safeguarding resources and supportOpens a external web page
NSPCCOpens a external web page
ChildlineOpens a external web page

Participation opportunity

If you would like the opportunity to participate in an online, interactive, facilitated group discussion on this subject please register your interest using the link here or at the top of the page.

We will arrange a date based on demand and contact you by email with further details.




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