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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Safeguarding is a term that has been widely used recently with regards to charities, but what does it mean for your organisation?

Safeguarding means ensuring that there are measures in place to make sure that beneficiaries and others who come into contact with your organisation are protected from harm.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and for both trustees and staff it means going over and above your minimum legal responsibilities and making sure the culture within your organisation is to respect and protect the people there.

Good Governance and Safeguarding: A Guide for Trustees

This guide can be used to help develop a strong safeguarding culture in your organisation.

The Guide focusses on the oversight and governance role of trustees and looks at how you can demonstrate and implement each of the five core principles of the Scottish Governance Code with specific regard to safeguarding.

Last modified on 31 May 2024
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