A Community First Yorkshire event

Trustee Essentials Session 4 – Safeguarding Responsibilities for Trustees

Safeguarding: it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect people from harm or abuse.

As a trustee, you have a responsibility to prioritise the safety of anyone who comes into contact with your organisation or group whether they are beneficiaries, volunteers, staff or visitors.

Event aims

This workshop focuses on developing trustees’ confidence in safeguarding matters, and ensuring that you are up to date with the latest good safeguarding governance, and your responsibility as a trustee.

This live, interactive training focuses on the role application of trustee duties in the context of safeguarding. Along with our other trustee training, we can support you in your role as trustee and ensure you are meeting the Charity Good Governance Code.

What will you learn?

Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The role of trust, assurance and accountability in the context of safeguarding in charities
  • What is meant by good safeguarding governance
  • Safeguarding duties and responsibilities of trustees within your charity
  • How to access a range of up to date informative resources on good practice
  • How to access further safeguarding policy and procedure support beyond the workshop
  • You will leave the workshop with practical tools to help increase the effectiveness of your group
  • There will also be an opportunity to network with other organisations
Take advantage of our trustee training bundle

You can either dip your toe into this one training session, or dive right in to our trustee training bundle.

We’ve developed a suite of trustee training that covers everything you need to know about becoming a great trustee, as set out in the Charity Good Governance Code – from finance and risk, to safeguarding, diversity and recruitment.

Other training sessions available to you include:

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for trustees of charities, chief executives, and key decision makers who want to develop an understanding of safeguarding matters.

Please note this training is aimed at organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.


Booking deadline date: Monday 17 October 2022, 12:00pm

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £18 (incl VAT) for this session only / £90 (incl VAT) for this session and 5 Trustee Essentials sessions.

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704177 to discuss this further.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.