ONLINE TRAINING: Safeguarding essentials in charities

  • 1 day
  • Online
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Planning and strategy
  • Volunteer management
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Legal
All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a charity context and highlights effective safeguarding practice. Safeguarding means the range of measures we have in place to protect people in our organisation, or those we come into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind. This means we have to think about safeguarding in everything we do: including policy and procedure writing, roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and safeguarding risk assessments of all our activities.


By the end of the day you will have:

  • Understood the principle safeguarding duties to staff, volunteers, children and adults at risk of harm and others in contact with your organisation within current law and policy 
  • Considered types of harm and how to spot signs of abuse
  • Understood effective management of concerns and allegations 
  • Considered safer working practices for your organisation which embed safeguarding practices in your organisation 

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for safeguarding within an organisation and who is leading policy and/or implementation of safeguarding practices in organisations that engage staff and volunteers.

Who runs it?

Tom Burke is  a consultant at NCVO with extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection training for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and adults at risk of harm. He previously led development of the NCVO Knowhow Safeguarding website; was Editor of the most recent revisions to the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services Keeping It Safe guide and an assessor of organisations seeking accreditation under the Sound Systems safeguarding standards. He was worked across the voluntary sector and was previously Deputy Chief Executive of a leading international development charity.


This training will take place on Zoom. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the session. 

The training will run from 10.00 until 15.00 with short breaks and a longer lunch break.


 All of our training courses can be delivered online at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. For more information please complete our online contact form.


Email the training team or call 020 7520 2587 with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


 Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Please make sure you select the correct pricing band. If this is incorrect when we cross-reference against our records, it will slow down the booking process. 


NCVO Member - under £50,000 £55.00
Non NCVO member - under £50,000 £78.00
NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £86.00
Non NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £125.00
NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £138.00
Non NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £198.00
NCVO member over £1m £218.00
Non NCVO member over £1m £314.00