ACRE Website Safeguarding Information

NCVO Safeguarding Information

https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/safeguarding

NSPCC child protection guidance

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/voluntary-community-groups/

Safeguarding concerns: practice example – hiring out space

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/safeguarding-concerns-practice-examples/

Safeguarding guidance for disabled children and adult at risk: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/resources/

Safeguarding guidance for disabled children and adults at risk: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/resources/

Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity:

https://safeguarding.culture.gov.uk/https://safeguarding.culture.gov.uk/

Safeguarding in Berkshire.

Each Safeguarding Children Partnership has its own portal, which provides a ‘gateway’ to the shared Safeguarding Children procedures for the Partnerships.

Note: the three LSCBs of Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire have come together to create the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership and share a logo. You should still access the procedures through the portal for your local area for example Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership (in Reading) – (formerly Reading SCB). For further details on how to report a safeguarding issue in Berkshire please click here.

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to pomote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England

We will be working to make sure that the voluntary management committees that run halls and community buildings have the knowledge and confidence to provide a safe environment for all.

Advice and examples of best practice will be shared with those managing and using village and community halls so that they fully understand their responsibilities and have appropriate and proprtionate policies and procedues in place.

The project will be rolled out using our network of 38 county-based members (of which CCB is the one for Berkshire) who already provide support to rural village and community halls. We will be working with management committees to help them understand current legislation around dafeguarding and make sure procesdures are in place which reflect good practice. Ultimately, our aim is to increase awareness of the important of safeguarding and making sure that these important rural assets are welcoming and safe places for all.

England’s 10,000 village halls are at the heart of rural community life – providing a hib for social activities, classes and services. Through its network of skilled advisers, ACRE supports the 80,000 volunteers who run village halls and similar rural community buildings.