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Funds For Charities To Access Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding Training

Protecting vulnerable people from harm must be a non-negotiable priority for the entire charity sector, Civil Society Minister Mims Davies has said.

The Minister said it is vital that all charity employees and volunteers are able to spot warning signs of unacceptable behaviour, bullying and harassment and know how to handle and report concerns.

She has announced that Government and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £1.2 million to develop new training to improve charities’ knowledge of safeguarding requirements. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations will bring together a partnership of organisations to develop the training.

Davies said: "This funding will support employees, volunteers and members of the public to have confidence in handling and reporting concerns. And that means charity leaders must take a zero tolerance approach to misconduct and make sure proper protections are in place.

"Safeguarding is one of my key priorities. This training will make a huge difference ensuring charities, big or small, know their responsibilities, how to report concerns and have easily accessible advice to hand."

 

Civil Society

The training is part of a package of measures that comes 6 months after the launch of the Civil Society Strategy.

The Strategy set out a vision for how government, the public, social and private sectors can work together to support communities.

Picture: Funds have been made available for charities to access safeguarding training and thus protect vulnerable people from harm.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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