WSSCP

 If you are worried about a child speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD)
on 01403 229900

 Call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in Immediate Danger
 WSChildrenServices@westsussex.gov.uk

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Additional Resources for Voluntary Sector

Further information for those working in the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) :

West Sussex VCS Safeguarding  Forum:

The purpose of the West Sussex VCS Safeguarding Forum is to maintain an independent network of VCS Safeguarding leads, facilitating a meaningful link between the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSSCP) and the forum organisations, demonstrating our commitment to and the challenges of ongoing safeguarding.

Key Aims:

  • To bring together key VCS Safeguarding Leads from across West Sussex, to create networking opportunities and share best practice and training.
  • To work with and influence the WSSCP, disseminating information to forum organisations, ensuring links are both meaningful and relevant.
  • To proactively review elements of practice as a sub-group for the WSSCP consulting VCS partners as necessary and to respond to requests for information in a timely manner

The members of the steering group for the forum are:

  • Chris Cook, Chair (CEO, Sussex Clubs for Young People)
  • Julia Harrison (Head of Safeguarding, YMCA Downslink)
  • Martin Rhodes (Project Co-Ordinator Youth, Sussex Oakleaf)
  • Kerrin Page (Deputy CEO, West Sussex Mind)
  • Jon Jolly (Business Development Manager, Arun Community Church)
  • Kathryn Slatter (CEO, Lifecentre)
  • Joel Carter (Safeguarding Lead, Esteem)

In 2021 we hope we can resume our face to face meetings next year which will be on the following dates from 10am to 12:30pm:

  • Wednesday 10th March
  • Thursday 10th June
  • Tuesday 14th September
  • Thursday 9th December

Please contact Chris Cook at chris.cook@sussexcyp.org.uk to find out more and for details of how to join this group. Our Terms of Reference can be found by clicking on the link below:

CVS Terms of Reference (October 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Resources and Support (NSPCC)
Terms of Reference for the Voluntary & Community Sector Safeguarding Forum (December 2019)

Keeping Children Safe in Sport:

Advice and guidance for sports organisations on keeping children safe in sports is available from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sports Unit.