Child Protection Training 25th. February 2015
Are your children safe in our hands? Yes, of course they are; apart from anything else all children take part in company with their parent(s)/guardians. But, despite not needing them, all Craggers’ main volunteers hold DBS (formally CRB) checks.
Until now these checks had been done under the aegis of other organisations our volunteers have worked with but last year we began the process of getting us all checked under the name of Craggers, through Fair Play for Children.
Along with all responsible organisations we think that it is not enough just to have the DBS checks in place we also need our volunteers to attend regular (at least every three years) training in Child Protection and Safeguarding. Andrew and I recently attended a session run by Safety Net and it updated us on current best practice, reporting procedures etc. The course was delivered using formal presentation, discussion, group work and comprehensive hand outs and was really useful to keep us up to date.
Becci, out Safeguarding Lead, will be attending a longer course to help her in her role.