Sefton CVS work in close partnership with the Sefton Safeguarding Teams in order to effectively represent and support the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector of Sefton in the development of quality services ensuring that the welfare of children and adults is central to all decision-making.
Safeguarding children is about trying to make sure that vulnerable children do not get harmed, and knowing what to do if anyone in your organisation or service is worried about a vulnerable child. Your service or organisation should have safeguards in place that:
- Protect vulnerable children from harm and abuse
- Enable staff and volunteers to know what to do if they are worried
- Show that your organisation or service is responsible
Safeguarding adults means preventing abuse and neglect as well as promoting good practice for responding to concerns on a multi-agency basis. It is about enabling adults to remain independent and to have choice in how they maintain their own health and wellbeing.
Everyone has the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse. That right is outlined in the Care Act 2014 and is underpinned by the duty on public agencies under the Human Rights Act (1998). This places a duty on public organisations to enable adults at risk of neglect or abuse to access the advice, support and interventions they need to minimise the risk of further abuse, and stop it wherever possible.
Safeguarding Good Governance Checklist and Resources
This resource has been devised to support Trustees and organisations to consider how they are meeting the Charity Commission’s governance expectations in relation to Safeguarding and what they may need to do to improve.