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Safeguarding & Confidentiality

Service Six prioritises effective safeguarding especially as most of our services support very vulnerable children, young people and adults.


Service Six Safeguarding Facts:


  • On average Service Six personnel report 15 Records of Concern a week
  • The number of safeguarding actions we undertook increased by 42% between April and December 2016
  • On average 70% of all our services support beneficiaries with the highest levels of complexity and need
  • Ordinarily our busiest safeguarding action days are Thursdays and Fridays
  • Safeguarding actions increase during school holiday periods
  • The highest number of safeguarding actions we undertake In Northamptonshire are in the Northampton and Wellingborough districts


Service Six’s Safeguarding Approach has 4 key elements:


1. Priority to safeguard children and advocate for them beyond services

2. Ethical commitment to children’s safety and to challenge all statutory systems and practice to achieve this outcome

3. Low risk threshold

4. To meet and respond to the challenge of increased capacity and complexity within safeguarding across a range of services


To aid the implementation of our safeguarding policy and practice and continuous improvements we have a number of established resources and actions:


  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Section 11 Audit score of 100% with bi-annual reviews
  • Record all safeguarding actions and communications
  • Weekly Triage & Safeguarding Meetings
  • Monthly Safeguarding Working Group Meetings
  • Monthly review of our Safeguarding Working Group Action Plan
  • Analyse safeguarding actions and data
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer Training for all managers
  • Introductory and Advanced Safeguarding Training for all personnel
  • Access to credible partner’s local and national training courses and programmes
  • Share good practice with credible partners
  • EDBS for all new personnel and for existing personnel renewed at least every 2 years
  • Annual reviews of all Safeguarding Policy & Procedures or as required to include legislation or statutory changes

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