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Safeguarding resource and training package for trustees 

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Are you a trustee, director, board member, governor or committee member of a charity, trust or association that works with children either exclusively or as part of a wider role? If so, then this resource and training package is for you.

About this resource

The Everyone’s Business Safeguarding for Trustees guide sets out your responsibilities for safeguarding and protecting children, and helps you link your strategic responsibilities with operational delivery.

Avoiding any judgements about your current level of knowledge about safeguarding and have provided a framework that will take around an hour to work through.

The guide uses the latest statutory guidance to present the key safeguarding requirements of organisations under three appropriate headings:
• Leadership and accountability
• The organisation and its beneficiaries
• People and risk

At the end of each section the guide includes a quick checklist based on the information that has just been presented.

Safeguarding for Trustees

Finally, included a section entitled Finding help and making it work for your organisation. Here you will find suggestions for suitable tools and further support to help trustees carry out their safeguarding responsibilities towards children and young people.
The guide is part of a wider range of support available via Children England and Safe Network and is structured so that it is integrated with Safe Network Standards.

Training for Trustees

At Safe Network we have recognised that busy trustees have a lot to think about and to enable trustees of registered charities and directors of unincorporated groups, mutuals and cooperatives to understand and fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities towards children and young people.

Safe Network have a designed a flexible and comprehensive trustees training package.

Different levels of the training package can be delivered as a full day, half day or a 60 minute briefing and cover aspects important to trustees such as:

  • an enhanced awareness of the safeguarding issues that could emerge in your organisation
  • key principles and best practice in terms of your responsibilities to safeguard children
  • golden rules for information sharing
  • safer recruitment and managing allegations and action planning for next steps for yourself and your organisation in terms of meeting their safeguarding responsibilities.

If you would like to know more about the trustees training pacakage and how Safe Network can support you please contact us.

Related links 

Children playing quick cricketHelping trustees
Busy trustees have a lot to think about, so arrangements for safeguarding children can be easily overlooked. Safe Network is here to provide all the essential information you need.

Safeguarding standards
Find out more about the Safe Network Standards and online self-assessment tool.

Toolbox of safeguarding resources
Toolbox of resources to help you improve your practices for safeguarding children.

More from the web

Independent Government department which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales.
Charity Commission

Networking, mentoring and support organisation for small charities.
Small Charities Coalition

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