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Safeguarding Responsibilities of Trustees

19 December 2017
Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, says the Charity Commission, and Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk.


Safeguarding is one of the three areas of risk facing charities that the Commission priorities in its work and trustees always remain responsible for safeguarding, even if some aspects of it are delegated to staff. The Charity Commission’s new safeguarding strategy explains that trustees should ensure their charity provides a safe environment for staff, volunteers, and anyone who comes into contact with it.

Further information on the new safeguarding strategy is available on the .gov website.

Our general advice to trustees on safeguarding is on our website here


Our next Safeguarding Awareness workshop  is at 6.00 pm  in Bedford on  16 January — more information here.

Safeguarding Responsibilities of Trustees


Vacancy: Citizens Advice Luton
Citizens Advice Luton have a vacancy for a part-time telephone assessor. Closing date 29 January.


Central Bedfordshire Council Community Grant Scheme is Open
The scheme is now open for submission of grant applications, Funding is to support Central Bedfordshire Residents with the aim of avoiding unneccessary hospital/institutional care admissions. Applications for grant funding to be submitted by Friday 16 February.


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