This Safeguarding Leaders Network is for those in Southwark's voluntary sector that lead on child or adult safeguarding.

We know that during this difficult time there have been additional pressures on those that are responsible for the safeguarding of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. This relatively new network wants to understand the issues that you are encountering so that we can work together to find practical solutions.

Over the past few years Community Southwark has focused more of its resource on ensuring its members have the knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with potential safeguarding incidents for both young people and adults. This has been realised through adding further resources to the Community Southwark website and the introduction and growth of training days.

Community Southwark attends the Safeguarding Board meetings and also some of the sub committees. The Performance, Development and Learning sub committee is of particular interest as it is this committee that looks at the training and development needs of all of those agencies, including the voluntary sector, that support communities in Southwark.

As a way of gaining a better understanding of the issues facing front line voluntary organisations that can be fed into the training and other plans we've decided to establish a Southwark Safeguarding Leaders Network. The group met for the first time before Christmas and a follow up meeting will took place on 11 March 2020 at 2pm in the Varney Room, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street, London, SE16 4JE. At this meeting the main agenda item was to feedback on the Council draft of a Making Safeguarding Personal leaflet, which is aimed to provide information on people’s rights in relation to their safeguarding adults work. The last meeting took place on 24th September 2020. The minutes will appear here one cleared. 

Join the next meeting

November 2020, exact date to be confirmed.

Join the Network

If you are interested in joining the Network and receive safeguarding related updates from Community Southwark, or to attend the next meeting, please contact dev[email protected]or phone 020 7358 7017  

“Safeguarding - very thorough and good facilitator. Very knowledgeable.” 2019 Safeguarding training attendee