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.