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Safeguarding: News, updates and more resources

News, updates and more resources

In this section you will find news and updates on safeguarding as well as 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 2018

“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: Consultation questionnaire. View are being sought on planned changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children, which is the guidance used by people whose job it is to help children and keep them safe. Closes 6th SeptemberOpens a external web page
Information Sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners: Consultation open until 6th September 23Opens 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
Suffolk Safeguarding partnership Annual report 2022/23 and 2023 – 25 Business PlanOpens a external web page

Leaflets and guides

ACRE resources:
New! Template Safeguarding policy and advice sheet

Click below to download

ACRE Information Sheet 5: SafeguardingOpens or downloads a document
ACRE Template Safeguarding policyOpens or downloads a document

#AreTheySafe? Resource pack

CAS has created these resources with colleagues at NAVCA, ACRE and Basingstoke CVS as part of our national safeguarding campaign.

By removing the stigma of reporting and creating a greater understanding of safeguarding, we can change the behaviours of people witnessing potential abuse and neglect, and empower people to speak up and help people in abusive or neglectful situations receive the support they need.  

Use the link below to download the campaign pack which includes:

On demand session ‘Safeguarding responsibilities for Town and Parish Councils’

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.

Click here to watch