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Providing Expertise and Advice

Keeping people safe is everyone's responsibility and should be at the heart of every organisation. At Durham Community Action we provide information, guidance and training on safeguarding to voluntary and community groups.

Trustees within the voluntary sector have a responsibility to ensure their organisation has a safeguarding policy that is regularly updated. Trustees should ensure the organisation has a safer recruitment process and everyone within the organisation can recognise, respond and report safeguarding concerns.

You can view Durham Community Action's Safeguarding Policy here 

For more advice on writing a safeguarding policy, updating your current policy or for ways to improve the safeguarding culture within your organisation you can attend one of our training workshops - details can be found here

We regularly give updates on Safeguarding at the Better Together VCS Forum - find out more here 

If you have any queries or require any support around safeguarding for your organisation, please contact us on 01388 742040 or by email 

Safeguarding Week 2023

For Safeguarding Adults Week 2023, we have recorded a series of social media videos with Age UK and DCA staff to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues and to explain why creating a safe organisational culture is so important.

Watch the videos here

Useful Links

Charity Commission Guidance: Safeguarding and Protecting People for Charities and Trustees

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Durham Safeguarding Adults Partnership

Durham Safeguarding Adults Partnership - Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 Resource Pack

NCVO Safeguarding Guidance 

Ann Craft Trust

NSPCC Learning and Resources