Child Protection Week
5-11 September 2021
5-11 September 2021
Safeguarding Children are celebrating 10 years in existence, having now trained over 23,500 of the workforce in child protection.
This being our centennial anniversary seemed the perfect year to begin the co-ordination of child protection week as one of the ways we mark this milestone for our organisation. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of what individuals, organisations and communities can do to increase the protection of children, because we all have a part to play.
Safeguarding Children works with organisations, assisting them to become safer places for children to be.
We know there is always more that everyone can do to prevent child abuse and neglect and effectively respond to it when it does happen.
We want every week to be child protection week. Every day, every week, our children protected from abuse and neglect everywhere they go.
We hope you can get on board and promote this week widely to get as many people on board as possible. We strongly believe and always promote the notion that safeguarding children and child protection takes people, services, agencies and communities working together. If everybody does their piece of the puzzle, children will be safer everywhere they go.
So what can you do?
We are running a survey to help us gain an insight into how safe children really are when in the places go.
The above survey is asking questions about the measures organisations have put in place to prevent and reduce the risk of your child being abused by someone who works or volunteers there. We want to hear your thoughts about the safety of your children when they are in the care of organisations, groups or clubs. Please click on the button above to access this survey.
We are also running a concurrent survey to help us gain an insight into what is in place in organisations to prevent and reduce the risk of a child being abused by someone who works or volunteers there. Your responses will help us understand what organisations are doing to safeguard children, staff and volunteers.
Please click on the button above to access this survey.
Please find below some of the ways you can help to promote this week and also resources you can download to use during this week.
Watch this FREE 30-minute webinar:
Parents and caregivers have high levels of concern, expectation and trust in organisations to keep children in their care safe,
yet there is a disconnect between their expectations and the actions organisations take to ensure children are safe.
This webinar will introduce you to the core elements of a child-safe organisation, and the steps organisations can take to make their place safer for children. You will be guided to the development work your organisation needs to move forward on this journey.
Tag us on facebook and win!
To celebrate 10 years and launching Child Protection Week, we are giving away 10 eLearning or Webinar registrations. In your Child Protection Week communications, tag Safeguarding Children to be in to win.
Use these banners
Use them on your email signature, your website, or Child Protection Week resources. Click on image below to download.