New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

22 January 2020

SCIE awarded funding to help deliver the initiative

The Government has launched a new online portal today that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. SCIE is among a number of organisations that will promote the portal. After a tendering process, SCIE has been awarded £100,000 to support small faith-based organisations to access materials via regional workshops across the country, and to access webinars and bespoke training courses. We will also work with user-led organisations supporting people with disabilities to devise a checklist looking at safeguarding governance and accountability.

Charities across the UK play a role in the lives of many children, young people and adults with care and support needs. Good safeguarding practice is more than just a tick-box exercise, it’s about culture and behaviour. SCIE are delighted to have been awarded this funding and we can use our expertise in the area of running workshops, webinars and training to improve safeguarding in charities. Crucially it's important to include people who use services and carers at the heart of decisions taken about them over safeguarding and we bring our experience of co-production to the initiative.

The six organisations have been appointed to champion the importance of good safeguarding and locally available sources of advice and support. The funding comes from a £1.2 million Department of Culture Media and Sport - and National Lottery - Community Fund investment.

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