Corporate Safeguarding

‘Corporate Safeguarding’ describes the arrangements in place that a Council makes and to ensure that all of its employees play their part in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults who may be at risk of harm.

This guidance document and 7 minute briefing below, aim to help everyone who works for council services understand how they can play a crucial role in safeguarding children and to meet their responsibilities in preventing the abuse of children and adults, promoting their wellbeing.

Everyone – employees, contractors, volunteers and councillors – have a role to play in protecting children and adults from harm, whether this is inside or outside the home. It is the Council’s responsibility to ensure that staff, volunteers and contractors are aware of safeguarding in their day-to-day work for the Council and know when and how to raise concerns.

Key Sources of Information

Corporate Safeguarding Good Practice Guidance