This page will give you information, links and resources to enable you to do all you can to ensure the safety of your staff, volunteers and clients, and to make sure you comply with the law and follow good practice.

If you need any advice email us or call 01223 464696

You do not need to be put off providing services because of concerns about safeguarding. Much like Health and Safety there are many myths and the press love the horror stories about when things go wrong. However many voluntary organisations work with vulnerable adults and children on a daily basis providing advice, activities and support that enriches life and makes a real difference. As long as you take your responsibilities seriously and ensure that you are keeping up to date with the law and good practice it is not difficult to work in a safe and supportive way.

Find out what the Charity Commission has to say about trustees roles and responsibilities with regard to safeguarding  here along with more guidance on Safeguarding children and young people here.

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This page will give you links to resources and policies that will help you to ensure that you are complying with the law and good practice around safeguarding vulnerable adults

This page will give you links to resources and policies that will help you to ensure that you are complying with the law and good practice around safeguarding children
All you need to know about DBS including guidance on whether you need checks and how to get them carried out.

Page last updated 19 June 2015