Safer Sikhs Partnership
The aim of this initiative is to promote improve safeguarding practices amongst Sikh faith based community organisations
Safer Sikhs Partnership is a collaboration of safeguarding professionals from the Sikh community, who have worked with National organisations to adapt national safeguarding protocols.
Sikhs are an integral part of most communities across the United Kingdom, Gurdwaras and Sikh faith based organisations such as sport clubs and supplementary schools can be found in most towns and cities. These organisations are often run and managed by community members who wish to volunteer their time for their local community, in line with the Sikh concept of ‘Seva’ (selfless service). These community members may not have the expertise or skill sets required to adapt the organisations operating procedures in line with best practice guidelines or current legislation. This can be for various reasons such as language or cultural barriers, lack of time or lack of exposure to such guidance and legislation.
The Safer Sikhs Partnership has adapted national safeguarding guidelines and legislation to support these Sikh faith based organisations, improve safeguarding processes. Initial streams of work have focussed on child protection, grooming along with promoting inclusivity for those with special educational needs and vulnerable adults.