The guidance document ‘A quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection’ (revised August 2019) provides a quality improvement framework for community planning partnerships to support self-evaluation of services for children and young people in need of care and protection and is designed to lead to improvement in services.
The sixth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin (August 2019) is now available to download. It provides a refresher focus on exploring the Highland Practice Model including the 5 key questions and use of ‘My World Triangle’
The Highland Child Protection Committee has made available a number of safeguarding self-evaluation tools.
You can download them from the HCPC website:
- Third Sector – Safeguarding Audit Tool
- Third Sector – Child Protection Self Evaluation and Action Plan
- Community Groups – Child Protection Self Evaluation Tool
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that organisations take to protect children and vulnerable or protected adults (vulnerable beneficiaries) from harm including emotional, physical, sexual, neglect or financial harm. Charities working with vulnerable beneficiaries must do all they can to keep them safe and protected from harm ensuring appropriate policies, practices and procedures are in place and adhered to.
The fifth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin is now available to download. It features information on:
- What to do if you have a child protection concern
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Useful websites and telephone numbers
- And much more.
The Highland Child Protection Committee’s ‘Child Protection Toolkit‘ is an invaluable resource for third sector organisations and community groups in Highland.
Some of the topics covered in the toolkit include:
- Recruitment of Staff and Volunteers
- Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007
- Transporting children and young people
- Photographing, videoing and filming
- Dealing with a Child Protection Situation
- A sample Child Protection Policy
There are two versions of the toolkit available to download:
If your workplace is involved in the care of children, it is highly recommended you download the toolkit, and keep it on your computer to act as a reference for child protection matters.
The fourth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin is now available to download. It features information on female genital mutilation, links to useful websites, a new online safety education resource for 4-7 year-olds, and what to do if you have a child protection concern.
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