The Leaders in Safeguarding Award is a registered and widely recognised quality mark that celebrates and supports achievement in highly effective and robust safeguarding arrangements. It is awarded to organisations in recognition of their provision, practice and commitment to keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe. The award is valid for two years.
Organisations who receive the Award receive confirmation of entry on the Leaders in Safeguarding Register and their entitlement to use the Leaders in Safeguarding logo.
Registration includes access for DSLs to our safeguarding helpline for advice and support. DSLs receive 12 months free membership of NADSL including weekly information and news briefings, which are circulated to help organisations remain up to date. in addition, tailored media-release statements are available to help share the good news of the award and registration.
An official register of organisations is maintained by Leaders in Safeguarding.
Organisations work hard to earn the Award and we believe it important to ensure that high standards of safeguarding practice are maintained. For this reason the Scrutiny and Validation Panel have the discretion to suspend the Award from providers where significant concerns emerge.
“We’re very pleased to have achieved the Leaders in Safeguarding accolade, which recognises the strong support in place for our learners. Lifetime has focused on learner support to ensure all barriers are removed for our learners to achieve their apprenticeship. We have an ongoing development programme for our safeguarding team, and actively engage with external networks to ensure our safeguarding knowledge and experience is industry leading. The feedback from learners is the support they have received has been life-changing, which demonstrates the importance of rigorous safeguarding.”
Angela Maguire-Lewis, Lifetime’s Quality Director