Safeguarding is everybody's business

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

Safeguarding Week runs from 19-23 June, and will see partners from Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, and Community Safety Partnerships across North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding come together to develop an extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions which all underpin this year’s theme – ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. There are sub-themes of:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Impact on Children: child earners, exploitation, mental health, drug use, county lines.
  • Financial Safeguarding: fraud, scams, financial abuse.
  • Self Neglect and signposting to organisations e.g. food banks, keeping warm and well fed.

The full programme and booking details for the sessions are available here.

Early registration is recommended. You can check out a quick overview of what is available here.

In North Yorkshire, the Safeguarding Adults Board are hosting a number of sessions:

  • Trading Standards and Safeguarding
  • Sexual Health and Safeguarding
  • Drug and Alcohol Related Deaths
  • Suicide Prevention
  • North Yorkshire Horizons and NYH Rise – an overview of drug and alcohol recovery and support services for adults and young people
  • Scams Awareness
  • GamCare’s Money Guidance Service – support for anyone affected by gambling

There are many other fantastic sessions hosted by Safeguarding Adults Board’s partners and partnerships from across North Yorkshire, City of York and East Riding – so do please see what is on offer as they are available to all.

Sessions held throughout the week are available for professionals as part of their personal development and members of the public for awareness and introduction to key topics. We collectively share the message that #SafeguardingIsEverybodysBusiness 

More information and resources can be found on the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board website: NYSAB Safeguarding Week 2023

Resources and training

Safeguarding can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for new organisations, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve gathered together some useful resources to support colleagues in the sector working with children and adults to ensure service users, volunteers and paid staff are safe from harm.

We run regular safeguarding training for trustees and have information about online training that will help you understand what safeguarding is, the responsibilities of safeguarding for trustees and others in your organisation, and how to keep vulnerable people safe. Find out more here.

For more information contact or call 01904 704177.

VCSE safeguarding assessment checklist

This checklist and resources guide has been produced to support colleagues in the sector working with children and adults to ensure service users, volunteers and paid staff are safe from harm.

This guidance will help an organisation create a policy and procedure that reflects the needs of their organisation and their service users.

Resources for safeguarding adults

Keeping Safe Resources – the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NYSAB) has put together a list of keeping safe resources available on the NYSAB website.

Download the list here.

Resources for safeguarding children

The resources below are provided by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP).

Be Aware – a series of North Yorkshire centric and appropriate national resources to provide information, raise awareness and develop knowledge across areas of Child Exploitation.

Safeguarding Children Policy – template and guidance for writing policies

Policies, Procedures and One Minute Guides

Information for parents and carers

Information for children and young people -the NYSCP also hosts information specifically targeted at children and young people.

How to raise a concern – what to do if you have a concern about a child.

Safeguarding Children training


Be Aware

Be Aware – a knowledge hub designed to help prevent and tackle child exploitation in North Yorkshire.