Safeguarding

Pro-Action aims to ensure that all youth and children providers in the county are meeting the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (HSCB) requirements.

We will encourage and assist any organisation we engage with that is working with children and young people to ensure:

  • That each setting has at least 2 members of the team trained to Level 2 Safeguarding, enabling them to operate as a safeguarding lead.
  • That all their staff and volunteers:
  • Achieve level 1 safeguarding as a minimum standard, by providing courses in various locations around the county.
  • Are all checked with an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service  (DBS)
  • Have a place to go to for any issues and questions around safeguarding and their work with children and young people.

 

We achieve this by providing:

  • High quality training that meets the HSCB requirements
  • Information to our members and advice on all aspects of safeguarding that is accurate and up to date
  • Assistance to members to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks for their staff and volunteers
  • Training to enable member groups to complete their own DBS applications
  • An Online DBS Checking system that members can opt into

Safeguarding covers a number of practices required to ensure the safety of children within any agency/provision who work with children and young people.

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