The role of the trustee in organisations is an important one, more so around safeguarding. If you are a trustee of a charity, there are statutory obligations set out by the Charity Commission. The guidance states,
Protecting people and safeguarding responsibilities should be a governance priority for all charities. It is a fundamental part of operating as a charity for the public benefit. As part of fulfilling your trustee duties, whether working online or in person, you must take reasonable steps to protect from harm people who come into contact with your charity.
Benefits of the course
- Working to develop your governance approach and provide the training required to undertake the role of trustee
Whatever the set-up is of the organisation you are a trustee for the governance role you undertake is crucial. You must for example be satisfied the safeguarding culture is set to a high standard, policies are in place, robust structures have been created and there is a process to deal with any safeguarding concerns and the reporting of serious incidents.
This may sound daunting but the Trustee role if undertaken properly should be rewarding and fulfilling. At SAFE we have worked with several charities and organisations in developing their governance approach and provide the training required to undertake the role of trustee. We run courses trustees can book onto and share learning with other organisations, or we can work with you to develop bespoke training for your trustees.
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Course Aimed at – Those undertaking the role of a trustee for the charity sector
Laptop with audio and video access is required for all virtual training.