These resources are available from NCVO and a partnership of expert organisations: #SafeguardingAsOne
NCVO’s Knowhow advice site is a hub for an expert range of new online safeguarding resources. NCVO’s free online safeguarding resources, launched on 7 October, outline simple steps that voluntary organisations can take to ensure that they are run in a way that actively prevents beneficiaries, staff and others from suffering harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding should be a core value of every voluntary organisation and considered a personal responsibility of everyone working in them, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has urged.
The resources were developed collaboratively by an NCVO-led partnership made up of expert organisations, created to deliver phase 1 of the Safeguarding Training Fund. The fund was announced in March by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Included in the new resources are a series of specialist guides for people working in particular roles, such as CEOs, trustees, fundraisers and more. The NCVO Knowhow website acts as the main hub for the resources. This in turn signposts to new content on partners’ website.