Safeguarding in Groups

Policies and Procedures

Groups are required to adopt and adhere to the RDA Safeguarding Policies as a minimum. You may also choose to adapt these policies and procedures to be more specific to how safeguarding is managed within your setting.


What should Groups have in place?

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Designated person – called a Group Safeguarding Officer (GSO)
  • Codes of conduct
  • Safer recruitment practices – including references, criminal record checks, training and role descriptions
  • Adequate training for volunteers and staff – including induction, safeguarding training and refreshers
  • Clear roles and responsibilities


Safeguarding Resources

Resources are frequently added to the Best Practice and Resources webpage including templates, guidance and links to useful resources offered by other organisations.

Page Last Updated: May 29, 2024