What are safeguarding procedures?
Safeguarding and child protection procedures are detailed guidelines and instructions that support your overarching safeguarding policy statement. They explain the steps that your organisation will take to keep children and young people safe and what to do when there are concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
What are the legal obligations of a sports coach?
Coaches need to be aware of their legal responsibilities, especially for the advice they give their athletes and the way they manage and supervise participation in sport. Coaches have a legal duty to their athletes and should: provide appropriate advice and guidance. not offer advice beyond their level of qualification.
How can you safeguard someone?
Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent. Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring. Promote their well-being and take their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.
What is the name of your local safeguarding team?
A Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a multi-agency body set up in every local authority. Each LSCB has an independent Chair, that is, someone who doesn’t work for social services. However the Chair will work closely with the Director of Children’s Services.
What agencies are involved in safeguarding?
Government departments that oversee safeguarding policy and law
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- Local authority social services.
- Care Quality Commission.
- Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED)
- Office of the Public Guardian.
What is the Nspcc role in safeguarding?
Our services help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening. We work with schools up and down the country through our Speak Out Stay Safe programme, helping children to keep themselves safe.
Who is responsible for safeguarding adults?
Local Authorities have statutory responsibility for safeguarding. In partnership with health they have a duty to promote wellbeing within local communities. Cooperate with each of its relevant partners in order to protect adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect.
What is the recommended time frame for taking action in the review process safeguarding?
within 6 months
What does Lado mean in safeguarding?
Local Authority Designated Officer
What do police do in safeguarding adults?
The police have an essential role in protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and are under a legal duty to carry out their functions ‘having regard to’ (taking account of) the need to protect and promote the welfare of children.
Why is safeguarding important for a coach?
There are many benefits to having effective safeguarding measures in place: Everyone will know what is considered acceptable conduct, and what is not. Participants are aware of how they can report a concern. Participants and coaches will be aware of how they can access support.
What is safeguarding in teaching?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Who is legally responsible for dealing with safeguarding Enquiries?
4.2 Who should carry out the enquiry? The local authority has legal responsibility for the enquiry, but it may involve other agencies, depending on the facts of the case and the seriousness of the allegations. Usually a social worker leads an enquiry, although it can involve someone else.
How do police help with safeguarding?
Police forces work with other agencies to safeguard children and have unique responsibilities for investigating crimes against them and taking protective action where this is necessary. Police officers and staff often have to take decisions in an emergency and in other stressful situations.