Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool

Posted 12th February 2021

This tool is based on the Charity’s Commission’s 10 actions trustee boards need to take to ensure good safeguarding governance

The Board of Trustees is held ultimately responsible for safeguarding in a charity, but practically, many tasks will be delegated to others, e.g., staff members with sufficient competency, or appropriate external contacts/contractors. The Board must have oversight of any policies and procedures and approve them, usually with the Chair’s signature. Policies should only state what the organisation can feasibly carry out and should be as straightforward to implement as possible.

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