The Responsibilities of Trustees in Safeguarding


The aim of the Responsibilities of Trustees in Safeguarding course is to enable the trustees of a charitable organisation to develop their skills and knowledge around their safeguarding responsibilities.

  • What are the trustees’ responsibilities according to the ‘trustee’s charity law duties’ in relation to safeguarding – we will explore the ‘essential trustee’.
  • Explore the latest updates on keeping your beneficiaries safe online.
  • What are the Charity Commission’s expectations in relation to trustee’s engaging with safeguarding issues and a systematic analysis of concerns?
  • Establish how you identify a serious incident and how should this be reported by trustees and what actions you need to take.
  • Explore reflective practice, so you can determine how effectively your board is engaging with safeguarding.
  • Look at, in detail, an example of an investigation completed by the Charity Commission/Local Authority and what is the learning from the Serious Case Review process.

The The Responsibilities of Trustees in Safeguarding course is CPD Accredited

Course Overview

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.

Safeguarding guidance reminds charities that trustees have a responsibility to keep everyone who comes into contact with the organisation safe, including online.

The Charity Commission explained that it “will hold trustees to account if things go wrong and will check that trustees followed this guidance and the law”. They expect all charities to have appropriate policies, procedures and codes of conducts in place, and make sure that are followed by all trustees, volunteers and beneficiaries.  Failing your safeguarding duties as a trustee can have serious consequences.

This course has been created and delivered by Milly Wildish, a child protection specialist who has worked in criminal and education settings. Milly is a national safeguarding panel member and is currently engaged in a large-scale independent investigation, into current and historical allegations of child abuse. Milly advises the trustees of a leading welfare charity in relation to their safeguarding responsibilities.

Your understanding of the course is tested though multiple-choice questions and you will receive a CPD accredited certificate, on the successful completion of the course.

The The Responsibilities of Trustees in Safeguarding course is CPD Accredited

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