The Principles of Safer Recruitment
If you employ staff or even volunteers to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a duty to ensure that you’re protecting your charges by adhering to safer recruitment practices. The exact nature of these practices is laid out in statutory guidance such as Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 but in this article we’re going to go through the underlying principles.
What is the role of safeguarding?
Here in the UK, we have a wide range of laws and associated governing bodies that help ensure that children and other vulnerable people get the care and attention that they need. Safeguarding is one of the largest and most important parts of this, and it’s something that workers need to be aware of in a large number of business types.
The importance of Safeguarding Everyone
Safeguarding is often separated into two distinct groups – safeguarding children and safeguarding adults. But if your role involves safeguarding, it is likely that it brings you in touch with more people than just the individuals you may be working with – other adults and children that may also need safeguarding.
Why are DBS checks so important?
Most people will have heard of DBS checks, and will be at least familiar with the concept, but many still don’t realise quite how important these are. The simple fact is that when you’re bringing someone into an organisation, whether as a full-time employee, contractor, or other type of worker, you’re introducing some uncertainty.
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Examples of Safeguarding
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What is Safeguarding in Health and Social care?
Safeguarding is a concept that was introduced several decades ago in the United Kingdom and refers to the collection of measures that ensure groups such as children, young people, and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse, harm and neglect in society.
What are the 6 principles of Safeguarding?
The Care Act 2014 is a piece of government legislation that deals with protecting and safeguarding adults. It’s a broad ranging document that considers both carers and those who require care.
What is Attachment Theory?
Attachment theory explains the importance of social interactions and relationships for human beings. It helps us understand not only the connection between children and parents, but emotional connections throughout our lives.