You should proactively safeguard and promote the well-being and welfare of your beneficiaries (the people the charity is set up to help).
You must take reasonable steps to make sure that beneficiaries and others who come into contact with the charity do not come to harm.
You can find out more about safeguarding in charities by reading:
This strategy covers how the Charity Commission works with the Charity sector and other agencies to prevent safeguarding concerns arising, the regulatory role of the Charity Commission in ensuring that trustees carry out their duties, and how it responds to allegations and reports of safeguarding incidents. The information is available through three downloadable documents.
This guidance covers what safeguarding involves, what child protection policies and processes should include, and the Charity Commission role in ensuring charities follow the law.