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“We will continue to raise safeguarding standards amongst our voluntary sector members and to share our learning to influence the wider sector to keep children and young people safe.”

Safeguarding Self-Assessment (previously Section 11)

The Safeguarding Self-Assessment represents a standard of good practice and will help member organisations improve their arrangement in keeping children and young people safe.

Working Together 2018 Guidance

The new Working Together 2018 guidance sets out what organisations and agencies who work with children mus and should do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England. It is a significant update to the previous version published in 2015.

Working Together 2018

Safeguarding Self-Assessment Completion

The Self-Assessment should be completed within 3 months from login for existing Consortium members but not later than 31st January 2019. For new members of the Consortium it should be completed within six months. It is recommended that more than one person within the organisation should have access to the on-line Self-Assessment tool.

The Self-Assessment, including supporting evidence together with any action plans should be reviewed on a regular basis by your organisations trustees. It is expected practice for the trustees to have sight of the full self-assessment at least once a year. The on-line tool is a dynamic one and should be updated on a regular basis along with action plans.

Access to the Self-Assessment

Link to Virtual College - Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool click here

If you have already registered or wish to change your password please click here

Advice and Support

Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board Business Unit 01709 254924

Voluntary Action Rotherham HR Advisor, 01709 829821.

Teresa Brocklehurst, 01709 726894,

Guidance on how to complete a self-assessment

Getting started

See guidance on the main page of the self-assessment