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Non-Statutory Agencies Safeguarding Audit Tool and Guidance

Safeguarding Self-Assessment – Community and Voluntary Sector (VCS)

The Safeguarding self-assessment represents a standard of good practice and will help VCS organisations improve their arrangements in keeping children and young people safe.

Working Together 2018 Guidance

The new Working Together 2018 guidance sets out what organisations and agencies who work with children must and should do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England. It is a significant update to the previous version of the guidance published in 2015.

Working Together 2018

Safeguarding Self-Assessment Completion

The self-assessment should be completed within 3 months from login for existing members of the Children, Young People & Families Consortium. For new members of the Consortium, this is extended to 6 months. It is recommended that more than one person within the organisation has access to the online self-assessment.

The self-assessment, including supporting evidence together with any actions plans should be reviewed on a regular basis during 2018/19 by your organisations trustees.

It is expected practice for the trustees have sight of the full self-assessment at least once a year. The self-assessment should be updated on a regular basis along with action plans.

Access To The Self-Assessment

Link to Virtual College – Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool for Community & Voluntary Sector click here

If you have already registered or wish to change your password please click here

If you have forgotten your password please use the ‘Forgotten you password’ button underneath the Log In page Click here

If you are registered and have changed your email address and require access please contact 01943 605976 Virtual College.

Advice and Support:

Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board Business Unit tel: 01709 254924 or Email us

Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) tel: 01709 829821

Children, Young People & Families Consortium tel: 01709 726894

Self-Assessment Guidance Notes

See guidance on how to complete a self-assessment

See guidance on getting started

See guidance on the main page of the self-assessment