As you will be supporting adults who are often vulnerable, as well as children, it is important that their health and wellbeing is safeguarded and they are protected against any risk of harm or neglect. To ensure that, you will have to show that:
- You have identified potential risks
- You have procedures in place to vet members of your group
- You have processes in place for training, reporting and data protection
All of this will have to be set out in a safeguarding policy. But again, you don’t have to start from scratch on this, you can adapt policies that other groups have already drawn up
More details in the DRAWING UP A SAFEGUARDING POLICY section on the Act page.