Child Protection and Safeguarding

Designing, embedding and evaluating the practices and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate child protection and safeguarding forms part of our services. To assist businesses and organisations to do this GoodCorporation has developed a framework that can be used as an evaluation tool or as guidance for best practice.

GoodCorporation used this framework for the initial review of the BBC’s child protection and whistleblowing policies, undertaken in 2015 and which contributed to the Dame Janet Smith Review. As part of the BBC’s response to that review, GoodCorporation has just completed a further assessment of the BBC’s child protection and whistleblowing policies and procedures

Our framework was developed in association with child protection and safeguarding expert Moira Murray who has over 30 years experience in this field. She was Head of Safeguarding at the Children’s Society from 2005-2009 and was appointed by the then Secretary of State to the Board of the Independent Safeguarding Authority from 2007-2012. Moira was the Safeguarding Manager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012 and was appointed to the Wass Inquiry Team, as part of the inquiry looking into allegations of child safeguarding issues in the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island and St Helena in the South Atlantic. The report was published in December 2015.

Moira has written and chaired case reviews into the death and serious abuse of children. She has conducted safeguarding audits for local authorities and the NHS and worked with corporations to advise on best safeguarding practice.

Moira worked with GoodCorporation on both reviews for the BBC.

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