Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all trustees, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has recently launched a range of safeguarding resources, supported by other organisations.
The resources were jointly funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund.
NCVO Safeguarding resources – click here.
You should use these alongside our guidance about safeguarding duties for charity trustees by clicking here.
It is also important that you contact The Charity Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations which have not been reported to us.
Find out about reporting serious incidents in your charity as a trustee by clicking here.
Find out about reporting serious wrongdoing at a charity as a worker or volunteer by clicking here.
Source: Charity Commission Newsletter Issue 64