Salford Safeguarding Standards

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) Safeguarding Standards for the Voluntary & Community Sector

The voluntary and community sector has an important role to play in supporting and safeguarding children. In Salford there is a large and very diverse range of community and voluntary organisations, from small, local groups to larger national organisations, and every organisation has a part to play when it comes to safeguarding children. 

Salford CVS in partnership with other members of the SSCP have developed Salford's Safeguarding Standards for the Voluntary & Community Sector.

The 20 standards cover the following:

  • Accountability and Information Sharing
  • Organisations' policies and procedures 
  • Reporting concerns, suspicions and allegations 
  • Safe recruitment and selection 
  • Management and support of paid staff and volunteers 
  • Providing safer activities and trips

How do the standards affect your organisation?

Commissioned voluntary organisations 

Organisations commissioned by Salford City Council to provide services for children, young people and families will be subject to a Section 11 Audit . Through this audit they will be asked to demonstrate how they as an organisation meet the safeguarding standards.

Non-commissioned groups

Groups not commissioned to provide services can still implement the standards. The standards offer an opportunity to self-assess safeguarding practice and identify areas for improvement. All organisations whatever size can benefit from implementing the standards.

Salford CVS is able to provide support to group to implement the Standards. To book an appointment with a Development Worker to support your organisation to implement the standards please call us on telephone: 0161 787 7795. Or email:

See the Salford CVS website for more information.

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