Charities safeguarding measures bolstered through new dedicated fund

  • Government renews commitment to improve safeguarding for England’s charity sector
  • Measures build on recent Code of Ethics that sets the standards for all charities

Charity employees, volunteers and those that benefit from their services will be better protected under new safeguarding measures, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

Up to £2 million will also be invested in projects that raise awareness of safeguarding and improve incident handling, protecting more people from harm within the charity sector.

The Government’s plans include developing digital solutions that provide simple and confidential ways for charities to report concerns and give better access to clear and consistent guidance on reporting and whistle-blowing.

Free training – with support from the Big Lottery Fund – will also be offered so charities can implement the highest possible safeguarding standards.

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