What is the board’s role in safeguarding?

Protecting people and safeguarding responsibilities should be a governance priority for all organisations. Board members must take reasonable steps to protect people who come into contact with the organisation from harm. The Commission suggests ten actions that all boards need to take to ensure good safeguarding governance, including: adopting a safeguarding policy and codes of conduct; the identification of possible risks, making cultural changes within organisations to address safeguarding and training everyone.

Go Deeper:

10 Safeguarding Actions for Charity Trustees - The Charity Commission

Safeguarding and Protecting People for Charities and Trustees -The Charity Commission

Charity Ethical Principles -NCVO

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