What's your Stop, Look, Listen pledge to #KeepMeSafe?
During National Safeguarding Month, we’re calling on all organisations working with young people to pledge to:
Organisations have until the end of March to complete this review.
Why it's important
Young people need a safe space more than ever before. We surveyed 1,000 18-25 year olds and found the following:
Despite living in our ever-connected world, young people need more support. For many, their local youth club is the only place that provides them with a trusted adult to confide in and access to the advice, support and guidance needed to feel safe and build bright futures.
But to stop young people feeling worried or stressed in a society where issues of grooming, online peer pressure, extremism and hate crimes are rising, many youth services need to be supported with additional safeguarding resources and training to #KeepMeSafe.
How you can get involved
Help keep all young people safe:
Download our resources
We have a range of #KeepMeSafe resources to help you. Simply click on the below links to download:
What is UK Youth doing?
As well as launching last year’s National Safeguarding Month and running the #KeepMeSafe campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding, we’ve taken the positive approach to support our membership and work with colleagues across the youth sector to help strengthen the quality of their services through training, accreditation, resources and expert advice. We have a range of products available to support all organisations working with young people to help set a benchmark and support the delivery of a minimum level of practice consistent with operating a safe organisation. These include:
In response to our members’ need for increased training to safeguard their young people, we designed UK Youth Safe Spaces framework to set a minimum level of practice consistent with operating a safe organisation. The framework covers issues including health and safety, data protection, safeguarding, child sex exploitation, bullying and radicalisation.
Our nationally recognised assurance scheme specifically designed for organisations working with young people to enable them to develop quality provision, achieve lasting improvements and confidently demonstrate the quality of services being delivered to your young people.
Our programme strengthens local youth services and upskills youth workers to better support young people to stay safe, cope with uncertainty and build vital life skills. As well as creating safe spaces, FutureProof empowers youth workers to deal with the changing needs of young people and identify health and safety, safeguarding, grooming and radicalisation risks.