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Working with children- where to find help and support

As a funder, Children in Need has a duty to ensure that the organisations we fund have high standards for keeping children safe.  We recognise our role and responsibility in promoting effective safeguarding practice across the charitable sector by setting high standards for safeguarding.  In order to receive funding, all organisations will need to meet our minimum standards for safeguarding, which are outlined here.

Effective safeguarding is achieved thought an organisation’s policy, procedure, recruitment and culture.  These are the factors we will assess as part of the application process.  If your application is declined on the basis of safeguarding, we will always inform you of the reason(s) for this.

We recommend that you refer to the NSPCC  Website  for the latest advice on safeguarding children in the voluntary and community sector

For more information, please see:

  • NSPCC’s Online Safety resources,
  • Thinkuknow (An online education programme for protecting children and young people).  
  • You can also find resources to help children self-manage their digital lives on BBC Own It. 
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