NCVO-led partnership publishes safeguarding resource

Posted 31.10.2019

A suite of free online resources, launched in October, outlines simple steps that voluntary organisations can take to ensure that they are run in a way that actively prevents beneficiaries, staff and others from suffering harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect.

The resources were developed collaboratively by an NCVO-led partnership made up of expert organisations, created to deliver phase 1 of the Safeguarding Training Fund. The fund was announced in March by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Phase 2 funding of around £600,000 will be used to raise awareness of safeguarding and improve safeguarding practice with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across England. The successful applicants will share the new training resources, alongside promoting locally available advice and support.

Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, said: “Charities must be safe spaces for everyone, whether that’s employees, volunteers or those who use their important services.

“We all have a responsibility to raise awareness about safeguarding, ensuring organisations know their responsibilities and how to report concerns.

“I am therefore delighted that my colleagues in DCMS have worked alongside NCVO and other charities to develop these essential resources.”

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