Safeguarding

Safeguarding means keeping people safe from harm, abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.

Worried about someone?

If you have a concern about a child or an adult it is your obligation to report it appropriately.

If anyone is in immediate danger of being harmed, call the police on 999.

Otherwise, for concerns about a child or young person ring 01204 331500 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, or 01204 337777 out of hours.

For concerns about an adult ring 01204 337000 between 9am and 5pm, or 01204 337777 out of hours.

Everyone is responsible for safeguarding

All groups and organisations have an important role to play in supporting and safeguarding of children, young people and adults – from acting on any concerns to ensuring that we follow safe recruitment policies and procedures.

Staff and volunteers should be clear about their responsibilities and have clear guidance of how to deal with any safeguarding concerns.

Bolton CVS can help your group with safeguarding. We offer:


• Free safeguarding training courses
• Support with developing your policies and procedures
• Support from our Safeguarding and Governance Senior Officer
• Support from our Giving Back in Bolton project
• Supporting with Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks


Safeguarding training

It is essential that all staff and volunteers have completed at least a basic level of safeguarding training.

Bolton CVS run a number of free safeguarding training courses. Click here to access our Stronger Together Training Programme.

Bolton Council offer a range of free safeguarding training courses for children and young people and adults, both online and face to face.

Safeguarding policy

Your safeguarding policy is central to your commitment to keeping everyone safe from harm.

This model safeguarding procedure is a template for Bolton-based organisations and is ideal for your committee to read together and tailor to your group. It should be renewed annually.

Safer recruitment is an important element of safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults.

Please feel free to contact us on 01204 546010 if you have any questions.