Last year we released a new resource Children First: A Guide to the Implementation of Children First in the Youth Work Sector. The aim of this guide was to assist you in identifying and meeting your organisational and individual responsibilities in relation to child safeguarding and child protection and to support best practice in child safeguarding within the youth work sector.
To support this, we are now releasing an updated version of our resource Working Safely in a Youth Club. This resource is designed to offer guidance to youth leaders on ways in which they can provide a safe environment for their young people.
Youth groups are required to have in place, fully implemented child protection policies and procedures and this resource aims to assist those working with young people to consider how to develop their safeguarding approach in their work. It does this by providing guidance sheets on different factors that contribute to an environment where you can work safely with young people and outlines a variety of considerations for youth leaders and organisations when it comes to safeguarding children and young people.