Safeguarding Standards - Self Assessment Guidance
Last updated: 15/10/2020
Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) works to support its partners in order to ensure they are compliant with the safeguarding standards required to keep children safe, and:
- clearly and simply identify shared responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people
- provide tools to support assessment against agreed safeguarding standards that reflect the requirements of the Children Act 2004 and Education Acts 2002.
The Bracknell Forest Self-Assessment Safeguarding Tool is designed to help all organisations reflect on how robust their arrangements are for a range of safeguarding scenarios that broadly fall within the following four areas:
- Their recruitment, training and supervision/support of staff/volunteers.
- Their development of safeguarding procedures that are routinely reviewed/revised.
- Their leadership and the quality of the governance provided by senior managers/trustees.
- Their ability to work collaboratively and know how and when to share information.
Guidance 'Too Important to Get Wrong' has been produced to accompany the tool.
The NSPCC has produced an interactive tool for the Voluntary and Community Sector that is designed to help non-statutory organisations in the UK to strengthen their safeguarding and child protection arrangements. Although it is aimed at those working with children up to the age of 18 the principles of the safeguards described still apply to adults of all ages (although the legislative framework changes).