Updating Business Policies


Businesses can update their policies to consider how to become safer environments for young people


Businesses can be supported to review their policies to ensure that they are complying to their statutory safeguarding duty. Policies and processes businesses can put in place may include:

  • Nominating a Safeguarding Representative in their premise
  • Providing training to all staff with regular refresher sessions
  • Incorporate whistle-blowing policies
  • Using awareness raising campaign material within their premise ·Operating the Challenge 25 scheme at the point of delivery
  • Use of regular CCTV monitoring
  • Undertaking a Children and Young People’s risk assessment (in writing, the outcome should inform staff training, briefings and the premises operating policy)
  • If business provides accommodation, monitoring customer activity using foot patrols (e.g. floor walking in pubs/clubs; regular room and corridor checks; walking the building parametres)

Who is it for?

Businesses, Prevention and Early Intervention teams

Find out more

See the Operation MakeSafe and the Say Something if you See Something campaigns for training material, code of good safeguarding conduct and user guides for businesses.

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Say Something if you See Something Visit