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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Tu B’Sh’vat: How To Hug A Tree

What’s it all about? When is it? And much more from Shelley :).

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Bringing out your hidden Dance for Israel 70

The Israeli Dance Institute (IDI) has produced (with the support of the Children’s Aid committee and UJIA) a toolkit of materials to promote Israeli dance with Israel 70 in mind.

The short films clearly explain the moves to each piece of music so they are easy to learn. There is also material from very easy (level 1) to more complicated (level 5) which should provide access for all your chanichim/students. The material is aimed at ages 12-18 but older people can also use the material. There are 18 dances in total so far.

There is no fee for youth movements supported by UJIA – others only have to pay £18 for access after your registration is approved. You will receive MP3 files for the music, PDFs of the dance notation and a list of video links to watch the training. As sheet music becomes available you will be sent it.

You can also ask the IDI to send you a teacher to provide some initial help.

So all you have to do to benefit from this unique resource is to visit: and click on the YOUTH tab.

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Prize-winning educational resources

Fantastic resources are hard to find. The Kohelet Prize is an award given to Jewish educators who have developed programmes of the highest calibre. Those programmes are shared here. Read through and adapt the work to suit your purpose.

If you would like to share your materials with other educators in the field by posting them on the Reshet website, please email

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Your Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Choveret

Welcome to the Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Choveret resource pack! It has been designed specifically for informal educators. There are many practical ideas in it along with some information about the prayer and ritual relating to both festivals. Enjoy! From all of us at Reshet 🙂

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