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 suite of trustee training sessions

You can either dip your toe into this one training session, or dive right in to all of our sessions.

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.

Cost and concessions

£18 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k which is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay .

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


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

Contact details

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

Booking details

Book your place on this session here

Booking deadline date: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 12:00pm