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Safeguarding training course for trustees

This course is designed to provide trustees with safeguarding awareness, understanding of their roles and responsibilities and confidence to promote best safeguarding practice within their organisations.

Course content

This course provides a detailed understanding of the safeguarding duties and responsibilities for Trustees.

The course content includes:

  • An introduction to safeguarding adults and children and an overview of relevant legislation
  • Why the role of the trustee is important
  • Ingredients required for good organisational safeguarding
  • Responsibilities under the Charity Commission in England and Wales

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on the importance of safeguarding within their charities
  • Gain an understanding of potential risk factors for their organisations and how to manage them
  • Have an awareness of key safeguarding legislation, guidance and how to keep up to date
  • Understand their roles and responsibilities as Trustees
  • Understand guidance from the Charity Commission England and Wales
  • Understand key ingredients for good organisational safeguarding

Who should attend?

Trustees and executive teams representing charities, not for profit and voluntary organisations.


The course is delivered over 3 hours but can be tailored to meet your needs.

Book on an in-house course

This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.