This website is designed to be as accessible to as many users as possible, and to meet or exceed current UK accessibility legislation.

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the National Safeguarding Panel website at It does not apply to content accessed via any subdomains or third-party websites which may have separate accessibility statements.

In order to ensure that all visitors can use the website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1, the international standard for web accessibility. This includes:

  • Navigating the website with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools, without the use of a mouse
  • Navigating the website using a screen reader
  • Using content that is structured, order and labelled appropriately and text which is simple to understand
  • Including alternative text descriptions for images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
  • The inclusion of subtitles in any videos to ensure they are accessible to users who are deaf and hard of hearing

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Major operating systems - Microsoft, Apple, Android - also produce accessibility guidance for the device you are using.

While this website strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. We regularly conduct accessibility audits, quality assurance and manual checks to identify areas for improvement. If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing any part of this website, please contact us. We aim to respond to your request within two working days.


Last updated 13 March 2024