All organisations that work with or come into contact with children and vulnerable adults should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child and vulnerable adult, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm. Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children and vulnerable adults are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.
In Sutton the voluntary sector works closely with both the children and adults safeguarding boards to ensure volunteers, trustees and staff are up to date on local procedures.
Together with Local Children’s Safeguarding Board and Adults Safeguarding Board a safeguarding handbook for trustees has been produced. This sets out the responsibilities for safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and enables you to think about your strategic responsibilities as well as your operational delivery.
The guide outlines:
- Your responsibilities as a trustee
- Designated trustee role and what to expect
- Sutton local procedures and policies
- Where you can go for further support.