Safe working practices
One of the key functions of the Salford Safeguarding Children Board is to ensure that there are multi-agency policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This includes dealing with allegations against people who work with children and the recruitment and selection of adults who work with children.
There is a responsibility for agencies, groups and volunteers who are engaged in any work with children and their families, to have policies, systems and processes in place that support these multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.
The content of the guidance can be accessed below. Please note that the 1st and 3rd sections are large files, each over 6mb.
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice Section 1(Adobe PDF format, 6mb)
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice Section 2(Adobe PDF format, 82kb)
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice Section 3(Adobe PDF format, 7mb)
Guidance for safer working practice for adults who work with children and young people was published in March 2009 by the predecessor government department to the DfE. This was based on a previous publication relating to education settings and can be accessed at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100202100434/dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/resources-and-practice/ig00311/
SSCB safe working practices sub-group
It is recognised that this is potentially a challenging task for all groups/organisations, and therefore an SSCB steering group has been established to facilitate the process and provide support and consistency in how these expectations can be met. The group also has a role in ensuring implementation and performance data is collated and reported to the Board. More information about the group can be found in the document below.