Session 5 Policies, procedures, and codes of conduct

5.1 Introduction

This session will help you understand the importance of your organisation’s safeguarding policy and clarify the different roles that policy and procedures play in safeguarding. It will also cover how codes of conduct play a critical role in safeguarding.

Learning outcomes

In this session, you will explore:

Why your organisation needs a safeguarding policy and procedures.

What the purpose of a safeguarding policy is and what are its basic parts.

What safeguarding procedures are.

A policy and procedures checklist.

What codes of conduct are and why they are so important.

5.2 Why does your organisation need a safeguarding policy and procedures?