RESOURCES - Safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities shared by the Charity Commission

How to ensure you protect your beneficiaries and others that come into contact with your charity

Specifically, our advice is trustees need to:

  • Know your duties and responsibilities – under charity law but also under other specific statutory duties or guidance which apply because of the type of work your charity undertakes
  • Ensure adequate measures are in place to assess and address safeguarding risks put in place adequate safeguarding policies and procedures, including relevant HR matters, appropriate for your charity’s particular circumstances and which reflect both the law and best practice
  • Make sure your charity’s policies and procedures are effectively applied in practice
  • Ensure there are mechanisms in place which provide trustees with assurance about your charity’s compliance with those policies and procedure
  • Ensure those safeguarding policies, practice, and performance are robustly and regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and fit for purpose
  • Actively promote a safe culture and strong awareness of everyone’s safeguarding responsibilities in your charity
  • Take steps to help deter and prevent safeguarding issues from occurring
  • Ensure there are mechanisms in place to promptly identify and act upon emerging safeguarding trends or issues
  • Ensure that serious incidents are reported to the Commission in accordance with its guidance and that safeguarding allegations, complaints or incidents are reported to other agencies in accordance with the law and best practice

The measures in place should be proportionate to the size of the charity and the risks arising from the charity’s activities.

For further advice and sources of guidance:
·         safeguarding landing page
·         safeguarding strategy
·         safeguarding policy check list
·         Reporting serious incidents
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Safeguarding Standards & Implementation Guidance

From Keeping it Safe, a campaign for the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. All you need to know about the latest Safeguarding standards and implementation.

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Safeguarding & Confidentiality within Youth Volunteering

From Naomi Sheppard, Head of Participation and Volunteering for Brook, the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of sexual health and well-being services for young people under 25. Find out what their young volunteers told them about what safeguarding and confidentiality means to them. Safety, risk, protection, consent, privacy and choice.

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Sexual Exploitation

This resource allows you to look through a list of Sexual Exploitation resources; highlighting cases, law as well as more. Go ahead and take a look!

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Reshet recognises that protecting children from harm and neglect is everyone’s responsibility.

  • You might be interested in this area of work because you are delivering face-to-face work directly to young people…
  • You might be a trustee of a youth organisation or a chair of a synagogue…
  • You might be an administrator, supporting a team who are facilitating a holiday play scheme…

Ensuring that your organisation’s policies and policy implementation is in place is essential.

Reshet will be providing safeguarding and child protection training throughout the UK.  To ensure that the training responds to your needs, please click here to complete a short survey.

For more information about  training and support on safeguarding and child protection, please email to express your interest.  Please put the words ‘safeguarding support’ in the subject title of your email.

The links below will also help with your Safeguarding questions/issues:

Key points to consider for safeguarding

Migdal emunah Child Protection Policy

Insurance Safeguarding questionnaire

Worried Jewish Child 



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