Child and Adult Protection is the responsibility of every adult who has involvement with children, and vulnerable adults.
All agencies working with these groups, should have an appropriate protection policy and statement for all volunteers (including parents, carers and guardians) and staff.
As a community group, you offer a very valuable service providing opportunities to take part in a variety of activities.
You should already be taking steps to make sure that the environment and the equipment that you provide is safe, suitable for the activity and for the level of ability.
Your group has a duty to make sure that staff and volunteers are given the information, knowledge and backup that will help them to give the support, guidance and help needed when they believe that someone is being harmed or at risk of harm.
For more information and template documents to use for your group please click on link Community Groups