Safeguarding Young Londoners

Safer London is committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm and exploitation and to upholding their rights. We believe every young Londoner should be able to enjoy a life where they feel safe and free from harm or the threat of harm. It is our duty to actively promote the wellbeing of all children and young people, ensuring their safety and working diligently to safeguard them in all aspects of our work. All employees and volunteers at Safer London share this commitment.

Every child deserves protection from harm or abuse, regardless of any differences such as age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Some children may face higher risks due to various factors, such as past experiences, level of dependency, communication needs, or belonging to certain minoritised groups. We understand the importance of working closely with children, their parents or carers, and other agencies to promote their welfare.

To keep children safe, we:

  • Respect and value children, listening to their voices.
  • Appoint a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), a Deputy DSL, and a Lead Trustee for Safeguarding.
  • Incorporate best practices for child protection and safeguarding into our policies and procedures for employees and volunteers.
  • Provide effective management of employees and volunteers through supervision, support, training, and quality assurance measures.
  • Ensure safe recruitment practices, conducting all necessary checks.
  • Professionally and securely record and store information.
  • Share information about safeguarding and good practices with children, families, employees, and volunteers through various channels.
  • Utilise our child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with relevant agencies, involving children and families appropriately.
  • Handle safeguarding allegations against employees and volunteers according to our procedures.
  • Maintain an anti-bullying environment with policies and procedures to address bullying effectively.
  • Implement effective complaints and whistleblowing measures.
  • Provide a physically safe environment for children, employees, and volunteers, adhering to health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure our work is free from discrimination and oppression, acknowledging the possibility of unconscious bias.

If you would like to see a full copy of our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Procedures, please contact the team at

*Last updated June 2023