A Community First Yorkshire event

Safeguarding Responsibilities for Trustees

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Safeguarding: it is everyone’s responsibility to protect people from harm or abuse. It applies to every charity or community group – not just those who work with children or adults at risk.

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.

This workshop focuses on developing your confidence in safeguarding matters, and ensuring that you are up to date with the latest safeguarding governance and understand 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.

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 session.

You will leave the session with practical tools to help increase the effectiveness of your group.

This will also be an opportunity to network with other organisations

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.

About the trainer

Andy Shield is a Development Officer with Community First Yorkshire with extensive experience supporting charities and trustees.

Cost and concessions

£35 (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 that 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 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: Thursday 9 November 2023, 12:30