The Children First Act 2015 requires organisations that are providers of ‘relevant services’
to young people to prepare and display a child safeguarding statement. CoderDojo clubs
are a 'relevant service'.
A child safeguarding statement is a document that specifies the service being provided and
the principles and procedures observed to ensure, as far as practicable, that a child
availing themselves of the service is safe from harm.
To ensure your Dojo is taking all possible steps to safeguard children, you must prepare and display a Child Safeguarding Statement when the Dojo is in session.
Attached to this help article you will find:
- CoderDojo Child Safeguarding Statement: A Guide For Champions
- CoderDojo Child Safeguarding Statement (Template)(PDF)
- CoderDojo Child Safeguarding Statement (Template) (Word)
These documents are intended to assist you in creating a Child Safeguarding Statement for your Dojo.
The RPF believes that a child, young person, or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and to keep them safe. We are committed to following practices that protect them.
For more information on safeguarding please visit raspberrypi.org/safeguarding