National Safeguarding Unit (NSU) - Safe Activities For Everyone

Online self-assessment tool for safeguarding children and young people  

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Not sure whether your organisation meets the recommended standards for keeping children and young people safe? Our online self-assessment tool will help you find out.
Launched February 2011 with latest update September  2013.

To start using the tool, you first need to be a registered user of the Safe Network website. Registering only takes a few minutes, and you'll also be able to order free Safe Network materials, receive our newsletter and become part of our online community.

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How can the online self-assessment tool help me?

The self-assessment tool is based on the Safe Network Standards: Core standards and guidance for safeguarding children in the voluntary and community sector  (launched February 2011. Updated September 2013).

It helps you quickly work out what safeguarding arrangements you need to put in place, and gives you tips on improving your existing ones.

The online self-assessment tool covers the four areas of the Safe Network Standards:

The new 2013/14 edition now includes two new standards called Standards Xtra to the core framework. These focus on:

It also includes a range of sample policies, forms, guidance and resources to help you put in place the various elements of the standards.

To save time, you can copy and paste text directly from the resource documents into new documents for your own organisation. To help you do this quickly on your computer, check the help section of your PDF reader software.

If you require any help with using the self-assessment tool, please contact the Safe Network team.

More information:

Introducing the Safe Network Standards

Browse the toolbox of resources