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There’s no room for doubt around safeguarding: protecting people is too important.
As a fundamental responsibility for trustees, safeguarding and protecting people must go to the heart of a charity’s culture. The Charity Commission have published user friendly updated safeguarding guidance to help charities and trustees better understand their legal duties around protecting people. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-duties-for-charity-trustees This guidance tool sets out the steps that must be taken to ensure a safe environment, it also highlights the key areas of safeguarding risk facing charities.