Safeguarding: Legal responsibilities for trustees

  • 1 day
  • Legal
  • Governance and trustees
  • HR
  • Leadership
Safeguarding refers to a range of measures that are put in place in any organisation to protect people in their organisation, or those they come into contact with, from abuse or maltreatment of any kind. It’s essential that safeguarding is integrated throughout all policies and procedures. These include: roles and responsibilities, recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and risk assessments of all our activities. Safeguarding must also help to create an environment where beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise concerns or complaints. This interactive course has been specifically designed to help trustees evaluate their current safeguarding procedures.


By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • name the key adult and child safeguarding legislation, guidance & procedures relevant to the sector
  • identify the key stages of safer recruitment and supervision of staff and volunteers
  • explain how and when safeguarding concerns and/or allegations should be referred and managed by your organisation 
  • review and assess the policies, procedures, safer working practices and codes of conduct for all staff and volunteers in your organisation, and identify an action plan if needed

Who should attend?

All trustees who have an interest in safeguarding issues in their organisation. The session will address governance, management arrangements and performance in relation to safeguarding as well as the practical aspects of running a charity. This course is in line with CQC, Ofsted, Charity Commission and best practice guidelines, as well as local Safeguarding Board requirements. 

Who runs it?

Rosie Carter is the MD of SAFE (Safer Activities for Everyone CIC) a not for profit organisation dedicated to raising the standards of adult and child safeguarding. A qualified teacher, Rosie has vast experience in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk; and has worked as a multi-agency safeguarding trainer for many years. Rosie is also a trustee of a small charity so understands the pressures of balancing resources effectively whilst maintaining the highest possible standards of working practices.


The training will run from 09.30 until 16.30.


All of our training courses can be delivered at your premises at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. Often if you have four or more learners, in house training may be more cost effective. For more information please complete our online contact form.


Email or phone (020 7520 2587) the training team 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.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £204.00 £362.00
Non-NCVO member £291.00 £517.00