The Department for Transport (DfT) believes safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. By working together we can protect vulnerable children and adults within the transport network. Railway Children’s Safeguarding on Transport programme, developed in partnership with the British Transport Police, enables you to protect people at risk within your network at the same time as fulfilling the requirements laid out by the DfT’s new Safeguarding on Rail Scheme (SRS).
We can work with you to ensure the obligations necessary for you to secure franchise agreements are met.
Safeguarding is now a compulsory requirement for all operators when they secure any rail franchise through the SRS. All bids must include the following:
Railway Children can work with you to develop your Safeguarding Strategy and deliver plans to meet all safeguarding requirements.
We provide training for transport staff so they can identify and protect those at risk, helping to create a safer environment for vulnerable children and adults.
Our eLearning options make training efficient and cost effective, or we can deliver face-to-face sessions with small groups.
Once completed, those trained will:
Our team is able to meet all the training requirements of the SRS and can work with you to develop a tailored solution to meet your needs. To find out more, contact our call our Business Development Manager Suzanne Parsons on 01270 757596 or send us an email.
Stations with the highest number of safeguarding incidents will be required to implement additional activity to complement the safeguarding training.
We can help you bring together station management, retailers, train operating staff, BTP, security staff and relevant voluntary and community groups to create a Safeguarding Community/hub.
Activities of the Safeguarding Community include:
Railway Children can help you in the development and delivery of your own Safeguarding Communities as well as carrying out ongoing evaluation, monitoring and reporting in line with the SRS requirements. To find out more, call our Business Development Manager Suzanne Parsons on 01270 757596 or send us an email.
We can help you develop Safeguarding Projects as we have the experience and expertise from launching and operating our own service in Manchester. At this project, our workers take referrals directly from BTP and assess each young person’s situation to see what support they need and then offer information, advice and guidance. We give one-to-one support, working with the young person to reduce risk and vulnerabilities, and offer family work, to improve relationships and reduce conflict. Both of these methods are helping us achieve long-lasting, positive outcomes for young people and their parents/carers.
We can help you do the same and together we can achieve long-lasting, positive outcomes for young people and their parents/carers, at the same time as ensuring that all SRS requirements are being met.
To discuss how we can help you with your Safeguarding Projects, call our Business Development Manager Suzanne Parsons on 01270 757596 or send us an email.
Railway Children can help in the development and delivery of your safeguarding requirements. To discuss a tailored solution that meets all your needs, please get in touch.