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The Cobseo Executive Committee agreed, in April 2018, to expect Member organisations to meet the minimum safeguarding requirements described in the downloadable Cobseo Aide Memoire on Safeguarding:
This document contains a set of measures Member organisations are expected to have in place if working with adults at risk and/or children. The Charity Commission has recently extended their guidelines on Safeguarding to include groups of people not traditionally considered at risk. This includes staff and volunteers. See more here.
The Aide Memoire is designed to permit some flexibility in approach followed by individual Members but Cobseo encourage all Members to be able to aspire to achieve the measures listed in the Aide Memoire and demonstrate they are consistently used throughout their organisation.
This Safeguarding Aide Memoire highlights the importance attached by Members to ensure their safeguarding arrangements are consistent and in line with public and regulatory expectations.
This Aide Memoire includes: