Once you have completed the first two steps, it's time to move onto the important next step of developing your policies and procedures that will help your organisation ensure children are kept safe.

The guide for developing a Child Protection Policy can be found in Section Two.

The guide for developing Safe Working Practices can be found in Section Three.

Additional resources can be found in Section Four.

Successful implementation of policy, procedures and practices requires the engagement of all staff, whether paid or voluntary. All policies and practice guidance should be available and easily accessible to all staff, and it should be recorded that they have been read and agreed to. Staff should be made aware of the policy and practices through training or information sharing sessions. Staff should be informed of the contents of the policy at induction, and this should be regularly updated, especially as the policy is reviewed and any changes made.