Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Guidance and Training

7 Dec 2010     Last updated: 2 Oct 2018

Sources for standards, guidance and training on child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults in Northern Ireland.

Volunteer Now was commissioned by the Deparment of Health to develop the publication "Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults", which contains minimum standards of best practice and guidance for organisations working with vulnerable adults in the voluntary, community and independent sectors.

Our Duty to Care (ODTC) is a Volunteer Now project which promotes standards and guidance for safeguarding children and young people, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe: Our Duty to Care. In addition, Volunteer Now also promotes the standards and guidance for adult safeguarding, as outlined in Keeping Adults Safe: A Shared Responsibility. To download a copy of these standards and guidance, please visit the Volunteer Now website.

Volunteer Now also provide training on Keeping Children Safe and Keeping Adults Safe.

To find out more about Child Protection, also visit the NSPCC website.

Further Links and Resources

DIY Committee Guide: Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk

Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership

Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership (PDF)

NIDirect: Recognising adult abuse, exploitation and neglect

NIDirect: Reporting child abuse and neglect

PSNI: Child Protection Disclosure Arrangements


Every effort is made to ensure that the contents of this document are accurate, but the advice given should not be relied on as a definitive legal statement.

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