National Safeguarding Unit (NSU) - Safe Activities For Everyone

Toolbox of resources for safer staff and volunteers - recruitment, induction and supervision. 

Whats in this library? 
Ensure that your organisation has safe practices in place to recruit and induct staff and volunteers, and to help them perform their role safely.
Launched February 2011. Updated September 2013.
Modified onFile typeFile sizeTitle
08.11.13 .pdf 0.15 MB Example of recruitment and induction policy (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.26 MB Writing person specifications and job descriptions (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.24 MB Writing a job advertisement (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.18 MB Example of a child protection policy (Updated Sept 2013)
03.02.11 .pdf 0.04 MB Example of shortlisting and interview score sheets
19.10.13 .pdf 0.16 MB How to shortlist and conduct an interview (Updated Sept 2013)
29.03.12 .pdf 0.07 MB Ideas for interview questions and tasks (Updated)
03.02.11 .pdf 0.07 MB Guidance on what to ask referees
29.03.12 .pdf 0.07 MB Guidance on what is acceptable identification (Updated)
09.02.11 .pdf 0.05 MB Example of a standard reference request letter
19.10.13 .pdf 0.22 MB Example of a reference form (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.15 MB Assessing concerns emerging from vetting procedures (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.18 MB Guidance on the use of self-declaration procedures (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.18 MB Induction support and foundation child protection training (Updated Sept 2013)
28.10.13 .pdf 0.05 MB What to look for in a training provider
10.02.11 .pdf 0.06 MB Example of a training feedback form
28.10.13 .pdf 0.19 MB Ideas for identifying child protection training (Updated Sept 2013)
28.10.13 .pdf 0.20 MB Using Safe Organisations Safe Children to facilitate learning (Updated Sept 2013)
28.10.13 .pdf 0.17 MB Managing trial periods and dealing with concerns (Updated Sept 2013)
10.02.11 .pdf 0.07 MB Supervision covering safety issues for children and staff
28.10.13 .pdf 0.10 MB Contents of an application pack and covering letter (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.22 MB Dealing with allegations made against an employee or volunteer (Updated Sept 2013)
18.10.13 .pdf 2.30 MB The Safe Network Standards 2013/14 edition including the new Standards Xtra
19.10.13 .pdf 0.33 MB Example application form and guidance for applicants (Updated Sept 2013)
19.10.13 .pdf 0.41 MB Quality framework for child protection training in voluntary and community sector (Updated Sept 2013)
28.10.13 .pdf 0.18 MB Checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (NEW Sept 2013)
28.10.13 .pdf 0.26 MB Using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service (New Sept 2013)
08.11.13 .pdf 0.25 MB Example staff/Volunteers Annual Appraisal Policy, Procedure and Form (NEW Sept 2013)
08.11.13 .pdf 0.19 MB Disclosure and Barring Service checks: What type of check do I need? (New Sept 2013)
08.11.13 .pdf 0.22 MB Dealing with allegations made against an employee/volunteer (Updated Sept 2013)