I’m Kate and I’m the founder of the Safeguarding Association.
We specialise in supporting those who work in a non statutory safeguarding role meet their safeguarding obligations.
Safeguarding is a new world for many in non statutory roles (Higher Education, Youth Groups, Governing Bodies etc). It can be a daunting place, even for the most senior of safeguarding leads. You are in a unique position: straddling both child and adult protection, but without the clear guidance statutory sectors enjoy.
Which local authority? What process? Whilst the statutory framework is the same, local practice can vary, considerably. How do you navigate them when you can’t build relationships through regular contact?
Here at the Safeguarding Association we work with you to provide strategic and practice support so you don’t need to worry and can rest assured you have the right procedures and processes in place, and embedded to protect your young people.
Work With Me
Remove the uncertainty and worry through simple steps.
We have worked with non statutory groups for over 7 years. We can help you develop, implement and embed your safeguarding strategy throughout your organisation and your partners. Once embedded we can support your senior safeguarding/welfare staff with practice support and guidance.
“My biggest takeway from the training was….. The complexity of welfare/safeguarding”
University Disability Officer
“You should work with Kate if you are a senior leader with overall responsibility for safeguarding, so that you gain the knowledge required to challenge staff about their responsibilities and provide assurance to your Board that appropriate measures are in place.”
Deputy Vice Chancellor
“[Training was] interactive, a lot of the scenarios were relevant to our line of work”
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