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.
*NEW* Keeping Children Safe: Policy Support service
Volunteer Now is launching a new one-to-one policy support service, where you will meet a safeguarding children and young people expert to discuss the review/development of your safeguarding children and young people policy, procedures and guidelines against the recognised Getting It Right standards of best practice. You will also receive an action plan and information on how to proceed following the session.
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