Safeguarding in Community Groups Newsletter – Autumn 2019

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Welcome to the autumn edition of the newsletter from Wigan Safeguarding Partnership.

Here you will find up to date information, advice and news that will help you in your community groups to safeguard the adults and children you support. If you have anything you would like to see in future newsletters; our details are on the second page, as always we would welcome your feedback.

Wigan Safeguarding Adults Board Website Relaunched

The Wigan Safeguarding Adults Board website has just been relaunched, with an easier to navigate format. New features include the ‘Newsletters’ section where you can read the latest Adult Safeguarding Briefing. Please keep a look out for more newsletters being added. Catch up on all our news in the ‘Latest News’ section. Visit:

Also new to the website is the ‘Groups’ section. Here you can find useful information about Safeguarding as part of The Deal, The Deal for Communities, the free online directory which connects people to local services and activities called The Community Book.

Learn tools and techniques to help keep adults safe and protect them from harm –see our training section for more information. We encourage you to visit the new site.


NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit

If you are a communityoup who provides sporting activities to children and young people, then the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit will definitely be of interest. Packed full of expert safeguarding advice and information, resources and help and advice such as a basic introduction to safeguarding.

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sports Unit also provides guidance on such topics as sport photography, anti-bullying and online safety.

To read more visit:

Promoting Human Rights World- wide Throughout December

December is Universal Human Rights Month, with International Human Rights Day falling as always, on 10th December.

This campaign is particularly relevant to Safeguarding because it is about standing up from your rights and for those of others. Now entering its 70th decade, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out universal values, such as justice, empowerment and dignity, for all people worldwide to achieve.

More information about this cornerstone of human rights can be found here:

Did You Know You Can Attend Our ‘Eyes and Ears’ Safeguarding Training?

Wigan Safeguarding Partnership run FREE two hour safeguarding awareness sessions called ‘Eyes and Ears’ which are aimed at individuals, community groups and residents and are delivered by a Wigan Safeguarding Partnership specialist professional.

By the end of the course participants will understand the different types of abuse, be able to recognise abuse, know what to do if abuse has occurred and importantly know how to report abuse. There are several session dates (held in local locations) now available to book for 2020.

Please email [email protected] to book or for more information click here:

Information about Safeguarding and Training Opportunities

Wigan Safeguarding Children Board has an area on its website just for community groups, it can be found here:

Wigan Safeguarding Adults Board has some really useful website links about staying safe and different support that can be found here: