Child protection and safeguarding

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare call the Richmond and Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) 0208 8547 5008 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm  or 0208 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 obligations on 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 or young people 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.

Click on the link below to download our Child and Adult Safeguarding Resource.

Child and Adult Safeguarding - RCVS Resource

Our advice and guidance

Richmond CVS offers advice and guidance which includes:

  • Writing a child protection and safeguarding policy
  • DBS check signposting and advice
  • Section 11 audits
  • Safer recruitment information
  • Lone working and Health and safety

 

Free and low cost safeguarding training

Click on the links below for more details:

The Richmond and Kingston LSCB

Achieving for Children Continuing Professional Development