29 Oct 2018

Charity safeguarding has been in the news recently with media reports drawing attention to high profile failures which have resulted in harm to beneficiaries and staff.

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The Charity Commission has said that safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those that work with children or people who are traditionally considered at risk.

As part of our safeguarding service, WCVA has produced three new online training courses to support third sector organisations in Wales with this important responsibility. The courses cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to safeguarding in the third sector
  • Safer recruitment
  • The role of the Safeguarding Officer

The courses are free to access, fully bilingual and sensitive to the specific legislative and policy context in Wales.

They are intended as introductions for people who are new to this area, or refreshers for those who want to update their knowledge. They can also be used to supplement any face-to-face training that your staff or volunteers have undertaken.

A course on Safeguarding for Trustees is coming soon.

To access the courses, all you need to do is create an account on the Learning Zone.

If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding in your organisation, don't hesitate to get in touch with our free Safeguarding service by email safeguarding@wcva.org.uk or telephone 0300 111 0124 (option 6)