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What is the role of East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership?

 “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2018) lists, under the policies and procedure function of the local safeguarding children partnership, the partnership’s responsibilities in developing policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes recruitment and supervision of people who work or volunteer with children. Safer recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people.

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership delivers safer recruitment training which can be completed by undertaking an e-learning course or through attendance at a one day face to face session

Apply for safer recruitment training here

Additional practice is contained in the ERSCP Guidelines and procedures Section ‘Allegations of Abuse Made Against People Who Work With Children’

CORONAVIRUS Safeguarding – Basic Information and guidance for all volunteers 

Waltham Forrest Social Care have developed a short safeguarding (adult and children) video training resource for volunteers. The ERSCP recommend all volunteers watch this short video guide and complete the ERSCP one hour e-learning package - Awareness of Child Abuse. 

Safeguarding Video Guide – Basic Information and guidance for all volunteers 
ERSCP one hour e-learning package - Awareness of Child Abuse

Voluntary Sector Contact Details

ERVAS -East Riding Voluntary Action Service Ltd can be contacted by clicking here 

Support from Local Organisations, or Opportunities to Volunteer, please visit the following website by clicking here 

HEY SMILE Coronavirus Community Support Hub can be contacted by clicking here

Coronavirus Advice for Local Charities and Volunteers can also be found by clicking here

NVCO National guidance for voluntary support and coronavirus can be found at the NVCO website by clicking here

General Support for Voluntary and Community Sector including DBS

For local assistance for voluntary and community volunteers and DBS checks, please contact THE SMILE FOUNDATION

Office Number:

01482 590 270

Email: hello@heysmilefoundation.org


The NSPCC’s national safeguarding and child protection Standards is designed to help non-statutory organisations in the UK to strengthen their safeguarding and child protection arrangements for children and young people aged 0–18. These standards should be considered in conjunction with the ERSCP Safeguarding Procedures.

NSPCC Safeguarding and Child Protection Standards for the Voluntary and Community Sector 0-18 years (pdf 3MB opens in a new window)

How do I report concerns regarding an employee or volunteer?

All employers should identify a designated officer/senior manager to whom allegations or concerns should be reported.  Further advice can be sought from:

Contact the Local Authority Designated Officer