Durham Community Action provides information and training on safeguarding to voluntary and community groups including community buildings:

Safer Culture North East Partnership

We are delighted to be part of a new partnership between local infrastruture organisations that has been formed to help charities across the region to protect vulnerable people and will allow us to offer greater support around safeguarding to groups across County Durham. 

Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Voluntary Organisations' Network North East (VONNE), Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA, Catalyst Stockton on Tees and ourselves, will champion safeguarding and help charities across the region to embed best practice.

Funded jointly by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund

Read more here 

Current Training Opportunities

Understanding Safeguarding for Voluntary and Community Organisations

A practical session covering the importance of havinga safeguarding policy, understanding your responsibilities for safeguarding within your organisation and what to include in your safeguarding policy.

Tuesday 19th May 10.30am - 12.30pm Low Willington, Co. Durham

Full details and book your place here


If you have any specific safeguarding enquiries, please contact us on 01388 742040 or by email

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

This partnership provides safeguarding arrangements under which safeguarding partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services and identify and respond to the needs of children in County Durham. For full details click here

County Durham Safeguarding Adults Inter-Agency Partnership

This partnership is a range of public authorities who share a duty to keep adults in County Durham safe from abuse, harm and neglect. They aim to encourage people to report abuse, protect people who experience abuse, prevent abuse from happening and deal effectively with perpetrators. For full details click here

Safeguarding Resources

There are a wide range of resources available from NCVO and the UK Government including checklists and frameworks, and guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity.