Community groups

If you are involved in running a local voluntary or community group that provides services for children, your organisation has a very important role to play in protecting children.

The 'Protecting Children and Young People: Guidance for the Voluntary and Independent Sectors' was updated in December 2014 and can be found here.  The document was produced in conjunction with VASLan (Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire) and has been designed to help your group create a safe environment for children and young people.  It contains all the information you need to understand why protecting children is important and includes many examples of recommended good practice.