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Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is about more than child protection. Child protection is specifically about protecting children and young people from suspected abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is much wider than that. It includes everything an organisation can do to keep children and young people safe, including minimising the risk of harm and accidents and taking action to tackle safety concerns.

Safeguarding is also about being able to respond quickly and appropriately to concerns or allegations brought to the organisation, which means having the right policies and procedures in place to deal with difficult situations if they arise.

No organisation is the same and one size does not fit all. Policies and procedures should be developed with all who will be abiding by them, accessible to all and shared on a regular basis.

Taken from Children England Fact Sheet 8

Hampshire's Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has joined with Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Southampton's LSCB to create an umbrella partnership called the 4LSCB in order to make the best use of shared skills, knowledge and resources in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Read a copy of their procedures.

Lead Practitioner: Safeguarding Support Groups

The name of the Child Protection Officer has now been changed to Lead Practitioner: Safeguarding. The aim of these support groups is to provide Lead Practitioners: Safeguarding with a forum in order to develop their role as a setting leader for safeguarding children. They will be held in each area during the autumn, spring and summer terms.

This event is open to all Lead Practitioners (Safeguarding) in early years education settings, private, voluntary or independent sectors, maintained nursery provisions and EYE childminders.

(Year R staff can also attend this event for a small fee. Please contact your local SfYC office to book a place.)

Basingstoke & Deane

Autumn Term 2017
  • 13 November 2017 at 13:30-15:30
    Location:  Deorfrith Lodge, Lyndhurst

Please note: booking is by Eventbrite invitation only which will be sent out to your email address.

 

East Hants

Autumn Term 2017

  • 6 November 2017 at 19:00-21:00
    Location: Park House

  • 7 November 2017 at 13:00-15:00
    Location: Bordon Infant School

Please note: booking is by Eventbrite invitation only which will be sent out to your email address.

 

Eastleigh & Winchester

Autumn Term 2017

  • 14 November at 13:30-15:30
    Location: Falcon House

  • 14 November 2017 at 10:00-12:00
    Location: Velmore Centre

Please note: booking is by Eventbrite invitation only which will be sent out to your email address.

 

 

Hart & Rushmoor

Autumn Term 2017

  • 23 November 2017 at 10:00-14:00
    Location: Rushmoor Borough Council Offices

  • 23 November 2017 at 13:00-15:00

Please note: booking is by Eventbrite invitation only which will be sent out to your email address.

 

 

New Forest

Autumn Term 2017

  • 13 November 2017 at 13:30-15:30
    Location:  Deorfrith Lodge, Lyndhurst

Please note: booking is by Eventbrite invitation only which will be sent out to your email address.

 

 

Contact your local Inclusion Team Leader for more information.

What you should do if you think a child is being abused:

Visit the Child Protection pages if you are worried that a child is being abused

Visit the Safeguarding Children in Education pages if you are concerned about abuse at school

 

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