Safeguarding StreetGames operates with a child and young person-centred approach. It is the commitment of the organisation to deliver its activities and programmes with the welfare and safety of all children and young people at the centre of all design and delivery. StreetGames has a legal and moral responsibility to implement procedures that provide a duty of care of all children and young people and to safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse or poor practice on any grounds. StreetGames appreciates that its work with young people living in areas of deprivation requires that it to take a contextualised approach to safeguarding. This means acknowledging the extra risks posed to young people due to the community they live in and social factors impacting upon their life. More information about contextualised safeguarding can be found at the link at the bottom of this page. StreetGames’s Safeguarding approach is guided by the following principles: The welfare and safety of children and young people (under 18 years of age) is the primary concern. StreetGames aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children:- Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport in a safe and child-centred environment- Are safe and protected from any harm whilst participating in a sporting or other StreetGames activity StreetGames acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable and accepts the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare. It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether the safety and welfare of a child or young person is at risk, but StreetGames views it is everyone’s responsibility to be alert and report any concerns. Safeguarding and the StreetGames Network StreetGames expects any organisation operating within the network and delivering StreetGames programmes to meet a basic set of safeguarding standards. These standards are set out to any organisation wishing to join the StreetGames network, and organisations must demonstrate how they meet these basic safeguarding standards. For more information about joining the network click here. In addition, it is also StreetGames' role to support organisations by signposting them to resources and expertise that can help them to develop their safeguarding work. Further resources of this type can be found at the bottom of this page. StreetGames also offers contextualised safeguarding training. StreetGames and Safeguarding - Infographic poster To view a larger version, please click this image. StreetGames' Policies & Appendices Click the links below to view StreetGames' safeguarding policies and related appendices. If no new page opens, please check in your computer's Downloads folder. Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy Appendix 1 StreetGames and its Delivery Chain: Who is responsible for safeguarding with the wider sphere of StreetGames Appendix 2 Designated Safeguarding Roles Appendix 3 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - StreetGames positions in regulated activity Appendix 4 Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Appendix 5 Code of Conduct Appendix 6 Responding to and Reporting a Concern – Recognition of poor practice and the reporting procedure within the organisation Appendix 7 StreetGames and Extremism 'Prevent' Appendix 8 StreetGames' Lone Working Appendix 9 Safeguarding Report Form Appendix 10 Safeguarding and Social Media Appendix 11 Child Sexual Exploitation Policy Additional Resources For more information on safeguarding, please visit the following links: NCVO KnowHow's guide to Safeguarding Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) website NSPCC Website What is 'Contextual Safeguarding'?