The Charity Commission emphasises that safeguarding is a key governance priority for all trustees, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has recently launched a range of safeguarding resources, supported by other organisations. The resources were jointly funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund. | Read NCVO resources here |

You should use these alongside the Charity Commission's guidance about safeguarding duties for charity trustees.

It is also important that you contact the Charity Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations.

| Find out about reporting serious incidents in your charity as a trustee. |

| Find out about reporting serious wrongdoing at a charity as a worker or volunteer. |