Understanding child safeguarding

The Understanding Child Safeguarding guide is for anyone with responsibility for delivering learning events or facilitating workshops on child safeguarding. It will help you plan and facilitate workshops for staff and associates who have little understanding of what is meant by “child abuse” and what their responsibilities are to safeguard children.

It can be used to:

  • support induction and provide an introduction to child safeguarding for new staff
  • facilitate a refresher learning event
  • strengthen existing organisational child safeguarding policy and protection measures.

The exercises in the guide will help to:

  • create an understanding of child safeguarding
  • raise knowledge and awareness of how to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns, using child safeguarding policies and procedures
  • clarify individual and organisational roles and responsibilities.

The content of this guide is built around four essential parts of a learning event, each with its own sessions and exercises. Notes and handouts are also included for learning activities and background information.

You can download the guide from our resources page.

We are here to help

If your organisation works for and with children, then it is high time to check if you have put rigorous child safeguarding measures in place – starting from the top of the organisation, right down to your field staff and outside suppliers. Prevention, after all, is better than lives destroyed because of abuse.

If you have already used our free self-assessment tool, and would like to discuss details of the results with a team member, do get in touch.

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We provide online tools and resources for free, under Creative Commons attribution licences, because we want to make Child Safeguarding universal, global. But we couldn’t do this without the generosity of people like you, who support our work in small and big ways. Please do consider giving today. Every donation helps make a difference to a child around the world.

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