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Safeguarding: News, updates and more resources

News, updates and more resources

In this section you will find links to our Safeguarding newsletter and Safeguarding Snapshot as well as news and updates on safeguarding. You will also find a range of leaflets, guides and links to useful safeguarding resources to support you with keeping people safer and to meeting your safeguarding responsibilities.

You have a safeguarding responsibility to the staff and volunteers that work with your organisation as well as to any children, young people, families and/or adults at risk of abuse that you work with.

We all have a part to play in preventing, recognising and reporting abuse and exploitation.

Safeguarding should be a governance priority for all charities‘, Charity Commission

“Trustees should ensure their charity provides a safe environment  and protects staff, volunteers, and anyone who comes into contact with it from abuse or maltreatment of any kind.

Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk, says regulator of charities’. Charity Commission, 2018

News and service updates

Working Together to safeguard children 2023 is now availableOpens a external web page
Save the Date: 26th June, via Zoom. CAS safeguarding conference 2024 'Safeguarding essentials: Wellbeing, resilience and partnership'. How to improve personal and organisational wellbeing, resilience and partnerships in safeguarding. We are all ‘safeguarding essentials’Opens a external web page
Early Help Team at Suffolk County Council has now been renamed as the Family Support Team and the Common Assessment Framework has been renamed an Early Help AssessmentOpens a external web page
Suffolk Safeguarding partnership Annual report 2022/23 and 2023 – 25 Business PlanOpens a external web page
Serious Violence Duty: Find out what the new serious violence duty is, what we’re doing about serious violence in Suffolk, and how you can help.Opens a external web page
Make a Change Service: The Make a Change (MAC) team support all young people up until the age of 18 years who are at risk or are victims of child exploitation. They also provide support and advice to parents and carersOpens a external web page

CAS ‘Safeguarding Newsletter’ and ‘Safeguarding Snapshot’ editions

Safeguarding Network Newsletter – January 2024Opens a external web page
Safeguarding Network Newsletter – October 2023Opens a external web page
Safeguarding Network Newsletter – September 2023Opens a external web page
Safeguarding Network Newsletter – August 2023Opens a external web page
Safeguarding Snapshot: Scams and financial abuse (March 2023)Opens a external web page

Leaflets and guides

Safeguarding posters: Help make people safer and equip people to See it. Recognise it. Report it. Download your copy and add your own safeguarding leads contact details.

On demand session ‘Safeguarding responsibilities for Town and Parish Councils: The bigger picture’

CAS has created this resource specifically for you to work through at your own time and pace.

1. To reinforce that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

2. To provide basic awareness of adult and children safeguarding

3. To provide awareness of the main legal and moral responsibilities for safeguarding incl. reporting to the Charity Commission and DBS Checks.

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Thirteen Top Tips for safeguarding: For village halls and community buildings

This short, practical guide is full of top tips to support you in your village hall/ community building role.

These buildings are often at the heart of a community and they are trusted spaces for people to go to. It is important that you have some knowledge about recognising and reporting safeguarding. You can work through this short Top tips guide at your own pace.

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If you want to better understand how safeguarding your communities then please reserve your space now on one of our two and a half hour Introduction to safeguarding courses. You can even have it delivered as a bespoke session for your premises. Contact Jacqui Wilkinson, Training, Safeguarding and Quality Framework Development Officer at CAS for a conversation about how we can support you. Email [email protected] Tel: 01473 345312

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