Child protection and safeguarding

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare call the Richmond and Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) 020 8547 5008 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm  or 020 8770 5000 Out of Hours.

If you think a child is in immediate danger call 999.

Richmond CVS is committed to safeguarding children and to supporting the legal obligations of the voluntary sector in Richmond to ensure children’s safety. If you are an organisation group or club, it is your responsibility to protect children and young people from harm and to minimise risk if you provide either of the following:

  • Direct services to children and young people (such as child care, afterschool clubs or sport)
  • Indirect services (such as open days, arts events, family friendly environmental activities)

If you provide services for children and families you are required to take a proactive approach and integrate child protection standards and safeguarding into all planning and working practices to ensure both safety and well- being of children and young people and the sustainability of your services and programmes. Your trustees or management committee also have significant responsibility for ensuring that your organisation is legally compliant, that staff and volunteers are safely recruited, and that any concerns are reported immediately.

NSPCC Learning has a range of free resources to support voluntary and community groups to understand their safeguarding responsibilities, to develop policy and procedure, and to strengthen and improve practice.  View the resources at the NSPCC Voluntary and Community Groups webpages.

Click on the link below to download the Richmond CVS Child Safeguarding Resource:

Child Protection and Safeguarding - Information and Resources