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GOV.UK Guidance - Charities: how to protect children and adults at risk

This guidance is aimed at charity trustees and highlights important sources of information to help you protect at risk groups.

How to get checks and assessments on volunteers, employees and trustees if your charity works with children and adults at risk.

Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. You should proactively safeguard and promote the well-being and welfare of your beneficiaries (the people the charity is set up to help).

You must take reasonable steps to make sure that beneficiaries and others who come into contact with the charity do not come to harm.

You can also find the guidance and more information on  WSCB Voluntary, Community and Faith Organisations page.

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