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Managing volunteers: supporting their understanding of safeguarding requirements and safer recruitment

17 May @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Course outline:

Does your organisation include volunteers?

Do they work with children, young people or adults with care and support needs?

There are many aspects to recruiting and managing a volunteer workforce and supporting their understanding of safeguarding requirements and safer recruitment is a key compliance requirement.

Training topics will include:

This webinar is delivered by an expert in safeguarding and protecting charities and topics include;

  • The charity commission and its regulatory role in safeguarding
  • Trustee safeguarding duties including safer recruitment
  • Safeguarding expectations, policies and procedures
  • Creating a safer culture and proactive monitoring
  • Getting serious incident reporting right
  • Overcoming resistance to safer recruitment checks and safeguarding training

Learning outcomes:

  • Review and refresh the role of the Charity Commission and its regulation of safeguarding
  • Update knowledge and understanding of trustee safeguarding duties
  • Understanding expectations and reflecting these in policy and procedure
  • Maintaining the right safeguarding culture and responding in the right way to incidents
  • Supporting volunteers through the safer recruitment checks and training – working with resistance

Audience: This webinar is for all staff working in organisations who recruit and retain volunteers including trustees and safeguarding leaders in third sector organisations and those with charitable status.

Venue: Zoom (online) – Webinar


  • Member Rate: £65
  • Member Rate (Additional Attendee): £30
  • Non-member Rate: £130*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.

Speaker: Cath Edginton, Charity Commission, Technical Adviser and Senior Safeguarding Lead

Cath joined the Charity Commission in January 2019 from the Metropolitan Police after 31 years of service. Throughout her police service Cath has been involved in the policing areas of safeguarding and public protection working across a wide range of diverse and vulnerable groups to challenge crime and promote safeguarding.  Her current role is to drive the external and internal implementation of the Commission’s safeguarding strategy and to develop the Commission’s operational safeguarding capabilities through the provision of guidance and advice on policy and operational casework. She intends to develop new and existing relationships with external partners in order to raise awareness of the role of the Commission and to have an impact on how safeguarding issues across the charity sector are approached and managed.


17 May
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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