What is safeguarding

Safeguarding Video

During the Spring of 2023 a group of young people volunteered to work with us to produce a video about Safeguarding. The volunteers were asked to explain in their own words:

  • what is safeguarding
  • what does it mean to young people
  • where to get help and support
  • how can the children’s  partnership help

The end result of this work is a tremendous success and everyone involved in the project hope you think so too. 

To watch the video click here.

If you would like to view the video with subtitles click here

    • Safeguarding is to prevent harm; child protection is how we respond to harm.

      Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and, all organisations that work with or have contact with children and adults at risk must demonstrate compliance with this responsibility.

      Safeguarding is the policies and practices that organisations follow to keep children and adults safe and promote their well-being. This can cover things such as recruitment of staff, recognising the signs of abuse, and ensuring that all staff are aware of legislation and safe practices.

      All organisations that work with or have contact with children and adults at risk must demonstrate compliance with this responsibility.

      Safeguarding means:

      • preventing harm to a child’s health and/or development
      • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
      • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
      • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

      Children includes everyone under the age of 18

       What is Child Protection?

      Child Protection is part of Safeguarding practice. Child Protection is the activity that is undertaken to protect children who are likely to suffer harm or already suffering significant harm. Child protection is what is in place to protect children who have already experienced harm, abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, or have otherwise been harmed.