Safeguarding is everyone's business

No child or adult should be made to feel unsafe. Everyone has a right to be safe from harm and abuse. All of us have a role to play in safeguarding, never more so than during Covid-19. Download the Safeguarding is everyone's business leaflet here. 


Safeguarding - Ask the Expert sessions 

Ask The Expert - with Karen (Safeguarding)

Free - book here. 

Support & Advice around Safeguarding

Karen can help you with your safeguarding needs around:
• General enquiries
• Training
• Policy and procedures
• Trustee obligations and training in Safeguarding

Our 1:to:1 sessions are 45 minutes long (please choose your time slot when booking your ticket) and are tailored to your individual needs.
About our ‘Ask The Expert’ sessions
Kingston Voluntary Action offers advice, training and support to all voluntary organisations and social enterprises based in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. We can help you to set up and choose a legal form; apply for funding: manage your finances, strengthen your governance, and demonstrate your impact.
These free 45 minute sessions are for any voluntary organisation, faith or community group, or social enterprise in Kingston, that would like some help in any of the above areas - particularly in the context of Covid 19.

Karen has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. The first six years were spent as publications manager for a national charity, then there were two years as a freelancer working on publications and communications while at home with her new daughter. Spurred by a newfound interest in children, this was followed by 13 years managing a family support charity, recruiting, giving training (including safeguarding training) and supervising staff and volunteers, working with vulnerable children and adults. She has worked for KVA as the Children & Young People lead for the past 3 years. Karen was seconded onto the Kingston Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) while working in family support and has been the voluntary sector representative covering Kingston on behalf of KVA for the past 6 years, both on the main board of the LSCB (as was) and now on various subgroups including training, and quality and innovation, for the Kingston & Richmond Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (K&RSCP). 



Safeguarding Children online training

Safeguarding children online training is provided on a dedcated website:

The site enables staff to self-register to access the e-learning courses.

Please click the 'self-register' button and then fill in your personal and organisation details.

When you have done this, your details will be sent to the training team to validate your details.

Once validated you will be sent your login details.


Please see below Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership safeguarding children courses for April.

  • Neglect Toolkit: A Bitesize Webinar 7/4/2021 9.30-11.00
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse Webinar 19/4/2021 9.30-12.30
  • Female Genital Mutilation Webinar 20/4/2021 9.30-11.30
  • Workshop to Raise Awareness of Radicalisation and Prevent(WRAP) Webinar 21/4/2021 15.30-17.00
  • Online abuse: Diagnosis and treatment Webinar 26/4/2021 9.30-12.30

To see training courses and book places



Child safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility  

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that fewer people are reporting child safety concerns, even though calls to Childline and Domestic Abuse support services have risen.






Kingston Safeguarding adults resources

Safeguarding adults referrals

Safeguarding adults awareness


Safeguarding adults – Scie online resources

Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis

Safeguarding adults: helping people to protect themselves from crime