The abuse of children and vulnerable people is, sadly, never far from the headlines. In recent months safeguarding in the charity sector has been brought into sharp focus.
Who should sign up?
This seminar will be relevant for charity trustees and senior managers, HR professionals and anyone responsible for ensuring the good governance of a charitable organisation.
What will it cover?
We will look at the current Charity Commission guidance and how the concept of safeguarding has been expanded.
What can organisations can do to protect themselves? This will include:
- Recruitment including DBS checks
- The policies and procedures you need to have in place including Safeguarding, anti-harassment, grievance and disciplinary and Whistleblowing
- Management of volunteers
- How should you respond to complaints/ concerns?
- To what extent is an organisation responsible for the ‘out of hours’ conduct of its staff, including the scope of vicarious liability for the actions of staff?
What will delegates get out of it?
Participants will gain an understanding of the regulatory environment, the systems that need to be in place to prevent abuse and your reporting obligations if abuse has taken place.
*There will also be an external guest speaker, Clare Rodway, Kysen PR, who will speak about how to manage PR fall-outs.
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