Introduction to Safeguarding


Ideal for staff and volunteers, this session will give you an overview of the key issues about safeguarding for both adults and children that every community organisation, charity or social enterprise needs to know. This session is free and open to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations serving Newcastle and/or Gateshead.

Through a combination of presentations, activities and discussion, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to identify and respond to safeguarding concerns in community settings. It's a safe space in which to share best practice, discuss ideas for different scenarios and ask questions.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Have an entry level understanding of safeguarding
  • Know to how to recognise and report abuse or harm
  • Understand the importance of responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Feel able to begin making safeguarding part of your day to day activities