Safeguarding - Why the housing industry has a duty of care
Safeguarding children is paramount and in this time of unprecedented change, early intervention is key. As property professionals we have a vital part to play in ensuring that we are aware of and act on potential signs of neglect or abuse.
In support of the NSPCC; InventoryBase Academy has launched the InventoryBase Academy NSPCC Safeguarding Awareness Course.
Aimed at all property professionals; the course revolves around the information and guidance of the NSPCC in how to spot emerging safeguarding concerns, including potential neglect or abuse in the home.
With guest host Saira Bashir; Senior Consultant - Consultancy Service; NSPPCC Sián (InventoryBase Academy) and Melissa (MGN Inventories) discuss why the housing industry should be more aware of the need to support families and how we as inventory professionals can help safeguard children and young persons.
If you have concerns about a child or young person you should:
- contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact your local child protection services (contact details can be found on the website for the local authority the child lives in)
- contact the police
To take the 15-min NSPCC 'Its your call' safeguarding awareness course, click here
You can also contact us here at InventoryBase Academy if you need support, to talk through any issues or concerns that you may have relating to safeguarding, your policies or procedures.
You can email email@example.com and put Safeguarding in the subject box so we know to prioritise your email. Our lead is: Sián Hemming-Metcalfe