Protecting and safeguarding people is a governance priority for all charities.
Government guidelines make clear that safeguarding is a fundamental part of operating as a charity for the public benefit and that trustees must take reasonable steps to protect from harm people who are in contact with your organisation.
At Hackney CVS we support organisations to understand the role that they play in protecting service users. We run safeguarding surgeries so that organisations can meet the safeguarding compliance requirements set by funding organisations, and we carry out DBS checks.
We run safeguarding surgeries so that organisations can meet safeguarding compliance requirements.
We also carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for small organisations – checking the criminal records of potential employees or volunteers. Download a DBS request form.
If you are new to safeguarding and want to carry out a health check on your organisation, click here.
If you are involved in safeguarding and have service users you are concerned about, it’s good practice to complete a safeguarding log sheet.
If you are interested in receiving safeguarding training – click here.
We have safeguarding champions who visit community groups during the day, evening and weekend.
A member of a safeguarding adults board comes to Hackney CVS on the last Thursday of the month from 1.30 to 4.30pm and you are welcome to come and meet them.
Contact Jahada Abdul, our Safeguarding Coordinator, for more information on these services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding resources, Hackney Council > Read more
Safeguarding resources, INEQE Safeguarding Group > Read more
City of London & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board > Read more
London ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) > Read more
City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board (CHSAB) > Read more