Community Groups

Safeguarding policy template

Safeguarding adults, children and young people is everyone’s business. Organisations who work with children, young people and/or adults at risk must have safeguarding policies and procedures in place.

This policy template has been created in order to help community groups and voluntary organisations manage their safeguarding responsibilities and how groups will respond to child and/or adult protection concerns.

It is crucial that employees and volunteers in community and voluntary groups know what to do if they are concerned about a child or adult at risk, whether or not it is happening within the community or voluntary group.

What does this template offer?

This free template provides clear guidance and a basic structure to which amendments can be made by groups to suit their purposes. Any specific information about the organisation or groups’ practices, principles or guidance should also be added.