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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Staffordshire Smart Alert - Advice: Safeguarding - Be activity wise - Advice for activity leaders






Your latest Smart Alert.
As the safety of children is everyone's business, the voluntary sector, Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Children Board and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board have put together some advice for anyone working or volunteering with children and young people so that they are:
  • are able to recognise child abuse and be alert to potential indicators of abuse or abusers
  • have greater confidence in their ability to communicate appropriately with a child or young person
  • share information with others to help inform a good understanding or assessment of a child's or young person's circumstances
  • know how to work together and communicate well with parents or carers.
There is lots of information and training available on safeguarding children that would help support you in your role as an activity leader.
If you lead activities with children and young people, don't forget to C.H.E.C.K. your safeguarding responsibilities:
  • Are you confident that you're qualified to lead the activity?
  • Do you have a history of leading similar activities, and any supporting references?
  • Are you experienced in working with children and young people?
  • Have you undergone any necessary police checks?
  • Do you have a good knowledge of your safeguarding responsibilities?
For more advice, visit your local safeguarding children board website: