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Welcome to our safeguarding hub for UK organisations working overseas. These pages have been provided to assist those volunteering or working overseas, their managers and those responsible for recruiting them. The pages focus exclusively on helping you meet your safeguarding obligations both in the UK and overseas.

These pages should be read in conjunction with our other microsites if your organisation is in one of these sectors:

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Safeguarding Requirements By Region

This tab focuses exclusively on England & Wales,  helping you meet your safeguarding obligations, best practice safeguarding arrangements and training required by the Charity Commission.


It also highlights the criminal records checks required under the DBS Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB)

Safeguarding Compliance Flowchart

Click the image below to download the safeguarding compliance flowchart.

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This tab focuses exclusively on Scotland,  helping you meet your safeguarding obligations, best practice safeguarding arrangements and training required by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


It also highlights the criminal records checks required by Disclosure Scotland.

Safeguarding Compliance Flowchart

Click the image below to download the safeguarding compliance flowchart.

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This tab focuses exclusively on Northern Ireland,  helping you meet your safeguarding obligations, best practice safeguarding arrangements and training required by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.


It also highlights the criminal records checks required  by AccessNI

Safeguarding Compliance Flowchart

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Faith Groups Safeguarding Training Requirements

Online Standard Child Safeguarding - Trustees, All Staff & Volunteers

This course is essential for all those charities whose trustees, employees and volunteers work directly with children, young people or their families. Compliant with the latest legislation, government guidance and with direct links to your local Safeguarding Children Partnership/Board or local equivalent, thus course covers everything workers need to know about what might concern them, how to respond to concerns appropriately and consider safer working practice.

The training meets the requirements of the Charity Commission, and Care Quality Commission (CQC) .

Modules include: 

  • Legislation & Guidance
  • Recognition of child abuse
  • How to respond to concerns
  • Who to contact when there is a concern
  • Fulfilling "duty of care"
  • Safe practice and keeping children safe
  • Additional links and downloads
  • Direct links to your local Safeguarding Children Partnership/Board (Area Child Protection Committees in Scotland)

Online Standard Adult Safeguarding - Trustees, All Staff & Volunteers

This Standard Adult Safeguarding course - also known as Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) or Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA), is essential learning for all those charities whose work directly engages with vulnerable adults or their families. Compliant with the latest legislation, government guidance and including links to your local Adult Safeguarding Partnership/Board, this online e-learning course covers everything staff need to know about what might concern them, how to respond to concerns appropriately and what to consider in adopting safer working practice. The training meets the requirements of the Charity Commission, and Care Quality Commission (CQC) .

The course covers:

  • Legislation and guidance
  • The recognition of adult abuse
  • How to respond to concerns
  • Who to contact when there is a concern
  • Fulfilling "duty of care"
  • Safe practice and keeping vulnerable adults safe
  • Direct links to your local Adult Safeguarding Partnership/Board (Adult Protection Committees in Scotland)

Online International Child Safeguarding Course For All Staff & Volunteers Working Overseas

This course is a must for all organisations and individuals who work across the globe, especially in countries where safeguarding training is difficult to access. It is especially relevant for international schools and colleges, faith groups, charities and aid relief providers. The course is ideal for anyone who provides services, funding and supplies to; or works directly, or has contact, with children, young people and/or their families. Developed by our in-house team of experts who have provided face to face training across the Middle East and Europe, it aims to promote the best, and universally accepted, possible working practices.

Online Safeguarding for Trustees - Ensuring Compliance

In it's recent regulatory alert regarding safeguarding, the Charity Commission for England and Wales was clear;

"Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk."

"If something goes wrong in a charity, the trustees are accountable and the Commission expects the trustees to take responsibility for putting things right. This is why trustees should assure themselves that their safeguarding practices are robust."

This course will give you the tools needed to review and manage safeguarding arrangements, ensuring your charity is meeting it's legal 'safeguarding duty of care', wherever it operates in the world. There has never been a better time to make sure your charity is doing all it can to protect children, young people and adults at risk.

An innovative two hour programme for trustees of registered charities, covering;

  • Safeguarding legal frameworks
  • Charity Commission guidance
  • Policies and procedures
  • Safer recruitment
  • Working overseas
  • Ethical fundraising

The course includes;

  • Videos and interactive case scenarios
  • Unlimited downloads of template policies and help sheets
  • Easy access to resources and downloads relevant to the charity sector
  • Certificate of completion, valid for one year

It is recommended that all staff working with young people are trained annually in eSafety.

SAFE's eSafety courses are designed for anyone working with children and young people. They teach participants about the power of digital communication and the accessibility and reliability of Internet information. The scope includes lessons where candidates can find out for themselves some of the information held about them personally on the Internet.

Course Content

The eSafety course contains sections identifying the relevant key legislation for eSafety Safeguarding issues and specific criminal offences which frequently involve modern technology. The course also teaches participants how to respond correctly to eSafety concerns and identifies eSafety Best Practice.

There are quizzes throughout the course designed to promote thought on this subject and help people consider what they know and how to apply their knowledge.

There is also a final assessment test which needs to be passed to gain a certificate confirming they have successfully completed the Wise up to the Web Standard eSafety Course.

Course Certificate

Certificates are valid for one year, are downloadable at any time from our website (pdf file) by either the person who has completed the course or their administrator. They can be verified by visiting our website and entering the Certificate Number. This will check our files and display Name, Date, Expiry and type of certificate.

Prerequisites

These courses are designed for people who have completed current child safeguarding training. They are based on current research from Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP), SAFE and other organisations.

Purchasing eSafety Courses

Purchase Online eSafety training here

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Free eSafety Resource Hub

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EZSafe is a free online resource for all those who work with children and young people and their parents/carers and contains a wealth of videos and text based information covering many aspects of eSafety.

eSafety Flow Chart

To download the chart below click here

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All educators should be familiar with the recognition and prevention of FGM.

All educators need to be aware of the Prevent Duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Online Leading on Child Safeguarding - Trustees, Designated Leads & Deputies

This course is specifically developed for trustees, designated child safeguarding leads and deputies. It is compliant with the latest legislation and government guidance. The course includes links to your local Safeguarding Children Partnership/Board. It also covers the key aspects of managing safeguarding arrangements, including child protection and other vital policies, identifying concerns and making referrals, handling allegations and complaints and eSafety. Completion of the SAFEcic Standard Child Protection course (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite.

Online Leading on Adult Safeguarding - Trustees, Designated Leads & Deputies

This course is specifically developed for the designated adult safeguarding leads and deputies. The course covers the key aspects of managing safeguarding arrangements including adult safeguarding and other vital policies, identifying concerns/making referrals, handling allegations and complaints, and eSafety. Completion of the SAFE cic Standard Adult Safeguarding Course (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite.

Annual SAFE Membership saves you time and money in meeting your safeguarding obligations and provides peace of mind for 12 months. Membership includes access to download template policies and procedures for child and adult safeguarding, saving many days of research and policy writing. Click here for more details.

Membership also provides expert telephone and email support on safeguarding matters, DBS and recruitment issues. Additionally we provide a free expert review of all your safeguarding arrangements to attain the SAFE Award. Successful online submission to the SAFE Award risk assessment allows the use of the SAFE logo, under licence, on all your publicity materials assuring customers and clients of high standards of safeguarding.

Membership also entitles organisations to generous discounts on face to face and online safeguarding training and insurance discounts. For a full list of membership benefits click here.

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Desktop audits (entirely online) and on-site audits  are available. We are now accepting bookings for on site Audits for January 2020 onwards. Confirmation will be strictly subject to SAFE's risk assessment of the venue in accordance with relevant government COVID-19 guidance at time of the training.

The expert SAFE team has offered safeguarding audits and pre-inspection audit services for a wide range of organisations such as those in leisure, health and education since 1999. These services are dedicated to raise standards for safeguarding children and/or adults and also assist managers in benchmarking the safeguarding arrangements in their organisation.

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SAFE audits are based upon the many years experience of the SAFE multi agency team and designed to reflect the expectations of inspection authorities including Ofsted and the CQC; and are based upon the seven SAFE standards for safeguarding :

  • Nominating and training appropriate personnel as safeguarding leads
  • Circulating current and accurate safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Managing the safer recruitment and supervision of staff
  • Adopting and implementing a staff training strategy
  • Circulating relevant associated polices including eSafety and confidentiality
  • Producing evidence of essential legal requirements including insurance, health & safety and relevant compliance such as CQC or Ofsted
  • Carrying out safeguarding risk assessments and “hot spotting” activities such as one to one work, sports, transport and photography

What does the Audit Service Involve?

Typically taking three days (or more for larger complex organisations or those with multi sites) the SAFE audit team carry out onsite visits, meet staff ( and customers if relevant), scrutinise paperwork to evidence standards, inspect premises and produce thorough reports. These reports include the evidence seen and highlight any actions required to meet the standards.

Actions are graded for priority and are followed up afterwards. Successful organisations are then presented with the National SAFE Award which can be used to reassure parents and carers that every possible step has been taken to safeguard the children and adults in their care.

 For more information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details. Prices range from £500 per day for charities and £995 for large businesses.

Face to Face Services

SAFE Face to Face Training

SAFE provides on-site face to face safeguarding training at your location both in the UK and abroad. We cover the entire UK via our network of strategically located training experts. All of SAFE’s trainers are highly experienced professionals, carefully selected from specialist areas such as the police, social care services & education and are all safeguarding practitioners and experts in their respective fields.
This wealth of experience and knowledge allows them to introduce real-life scenarios and issues of safeguarding best practice as a means of reinforcing the learning. SAFE's trainers have also engaged in major safeguarding training rollout projects across the Middle East, giving us a unique insight on training in culturally sensitive regions.
We have deployed training solutions to some of the biggest names in the sectors in which we operate and we have also provided solutions to some of the smallest charities and clubs.

Delivery

Our training courses can be delivered at your own venue or at our training suite in Eye, Suffolk.

Standard Child Safeguarding Training

This half-day course is a “must” for all those who work or volunteer directly with children, young people, and/or their families. It is carefully designed to ensure your staff know everything they need to from having a concern, confidentiality, recording and referring to your senior leads for safeguarding. It complies with the latest guidance from the Charity Commission,, CQC and Ofsted.

The course covers:

  • The latest safeguarding legislation, national and local policies and procedures
  • Recognition of child abuse concerns
  • How to respond appropriately to concerns and / or allegations
  • eSafety
  • Relevant case studies
  • Discussing best working practices

All participants receive a comprehensive training pack and SAFE Certificate, valid for 3 years.

Leading on Child Safeguarding

This course is specifically developed for the senior designated lead and is compliant with the latest legislation and government guidance. The course covers the key aspects of managing safeguarding arrangements including child protection and other vital policies, identifying concerns and making referrals, handling allegations and complaints and elements of eSafety.

* Completion of the SAFE CIC Standard Child Safeguarding course (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite or can be added as a combined course at the end of the half day face to face Standard Child Safeguarding course. The session adds around 2 hours to the standard course.

The course complies with the latest guidance from the Charity Commission,, CQC and Ofsted.

All participants receive a comprehensive training pack and SAFE Certificate, valid for 3 years.

Standard Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People Training Course

This course is designed for all those who work or volunteer directly with disabled children, young people or their families. NSPCC research tells us that children and young people with a disability are 3.4 times more likely to be abused than those without a disability. Therefore, it is critical for all those who work with disabled children and young people to be vigilant and aware of relevant safeguarding issues.

This half-day session will raise your awareness of safeguarding children and young people with a specific focus on

  • increasing your confidence in identifying and understanding the additional vulnerabilities of disabled children to abuse
  • gaining an increased understanding of possible difficulties faced by disabled children and young people in communicating their experience of abuse and strategies to support you in your communication techniques
  • understanding more about effective risk assessment within your work environment in order to prevent possible abuse to disabled children and young people
  • ensuring there is an equality of service delivery and experience of service provision for those children and young people with a disability.

All participants receive a comprehensive training pack and SAFE Certificate, valid for 3 years. This is a specialised course, which will build on your existing knowledge achieved from our Standard Child Safeguarding training.

The course complies with the latest guidance from the Charity Commission,,CQC and Ofsted.

Safeguarding Management Services

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The effective management of safeguarding is a priority for all organisations but can be difficult to implement due to constraints on time, resources and expertise. SAFE offers a comprehensive management service with;

  • named SAFE personnel to advise on managing or referring safeguarding concerns or allegations, available during office hours.
  • access to the SAFE out of hours phone (in an emergency 999 should be dialled)
  • back up advice and support from the expert

SAFE multi-agency team by email and phone plus the practical tasks of;

  • policy writing
  • making referrals
  • writing reports
  • liaising with external agencies
  • attending strategy meetings
  • risk assessing criminal records information
  • assessing staff safeguarding competencies
  • carrying out any internal investigations when necessary
  • annual review of all safeguarding policies and procedures
  • updates when the law changes and impacts upon practice

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on our Safeguarding Management Services and how we can help your organisation fulfil it's statutory and moral safeguarding obligations.

Management Briefing and Five-Point Health Check

(Suitable for Trustees, senior management, CEOs, HR, the corporate Lead and Deputy for safeguarding and the Trustee or director with safeguarding in their portfolio)

This half day management briefing and five point health safeguarding check will provide the opportunity to identify and plan actions needed to help your organisation meet it's ‘legal duty of care’ both in the UK (and abroad if relevant) including: safeguarding policies and procedures, safer recruitment, DBS checks, managing concerns and staff allegations, crises and media management. This will involve scrutiny of your corporate structure and the relevant policies, procedures, handbooks, safer recruitment and training strategy. It will also create the opportunity to address any issues arising and adopt recommendations for future actions. The session will include consideration for various legislative responsibilities, quality assurance and best safeguarding practice.

This briefing includes a comprehensive training pack and certificate of attendance, valid for 2 years, for each delegate.

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Safeguarding Whilst Working Overseas

Many UK based charities work overseas to provide disaster appeals or humanitarian projects and services, including health care and education. Whatever the work, all UK based charities are expected to observe their local legal responsibilities within the UK and also those of the countries where they work.

Trustees need to consider the safeguarding elements of supporting projects, working with partners and employing staff locally. Their charities may also work in high risk areas and assessment of risk for the protection of staff, volunteers and vulnerable beneficiaries also needs to be considered.

There have been several high profile cases of serious offenders working or volunteering with UK based charities abroad. Trustees are held to be legally responsible for their charity’s work, therefore robust adult and child safeguarding arrangements are vital to both protect vulnerable beneficiaries and the charity’s reputation. In some cases, where Trustees have been found to be negligent, public liability insurance cover has been reduced. Trustees have then had to fund subsequent legal claims at great personal cost.

Charity Commission Guidance for Charities Working Abroad

You must:

  • be aware of different risks for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries who are overseas
  • have suitable reporting and monitoring processes in place for any work overseas
  • monitor where you work for any changes or new safety systems which are needed

Challenges of working overseas include:

  • different cultures, practices or legal systems
  • an unstable environment, like a conflict zone
  • working with many partners

You should apply the same practices as in England and Wales and make sure you comply with any extra requirements of the other country.

Follow The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability for overseas humanitarian work and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Minimum Operating Standards for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse if relevant.

You must know when:

  • to report issues to law enforcement in the country you are working in
  • you also need to report to police in the UK You can find resources online to help with working overseas.

These include:

Only use templates that are appropriate for your charity and where it works

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International Child Safeguarding Course for all Staff & Volunteers Working Overseas (available in English and Arabic versions)

This course is a must for all organisations and individuals who work across the globe, especially in countries where safeguarding training is difficult to access. It is especially relevant for international schools and colleges, faith groups, charities and aid relief providers. The course is ideal for anyone who provides services, funding and supplies to; or works directly, or has contact, with children, young people and/or their families. Developed by our in-house team of experts who have provided face to face training across the Middle East and Europe, it aims to promote the best, and universally accepted, possible working practices.

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