Safeguarding must be a priority for all charities and ‘is a fundamental part of operating as a charity for the public benefit’ (Charity Commission Guidance).
With public trust at its highest level since 2014, it is essential that charities don’t rest on their laurels, but tap into this improved feeling and continue to demonstrate high standards of practice which prioritise safety.
The pandemic has highlighted the positive difference charities make to society, but as we move out of restrictions, how can we assess the long term implications on vulnerable adults, handle increasing disclosures and manage ongoing risk? How also can we use the lessons learnt through the pandemic to develop future ways of working and effective practice?
We are here to help! Bringing you our Safeguarding Adults in Charities Conference to explore these timely issues and support an effective, robust and positive safeguarding culture in your organisation.
What’s on the agenda?
- Navigating the complex regulatory system – your essential update
- Safeguarding through and beyond a pandemic – challenges, implications and lessons
- How to strengthen your organisational culture to ensure you are prioritising safety – including managing reputational risk
- Improving complaints and reporting mechanisms – championing transparency, accountability and victim/ survivor support
- Recruitment, management and behaviours – making safeguarding everyone’s responsibility and building a strong, safe workforce.
Meeting Room Opens and Networking
- Welcome and introductions
The impact of Covid-19 on safeguarding adults
Seamus DohertySafeguarding adults trainer and consultant
- Safeguarding during lockdown: what have we learnt?
- Self-neglect, isolation and mental wellbeing
- Risks of online engagement and exploitation
- Handling disclosures post-pandemic
- Long term implications
- Break and Networking
Strengthening your organisational culture and prioritising safety
- Modelling a positive safeguarding culture
- Responsive, well-led policies and procedures
- Risk prevention and risk management measures
- Transparency and accountability
- Managing reputational risk
Navigating the complex regulatory system
- Latest Charity Commission guidance
- Current safeguarding legislation
- Mental capacity and new LPS
- Making safeguarding personal
- GDPR and protecting personal data
Improving reporting and complaints mechanisms
- Supporting and managing whistleblowing
- Victim and survivor support
- Handling disclosures
- Reporting, recording and information sharing
- Using incidents to inform prevention strategies
Making safeguarding everyone’s responsibility
- Recruitment and the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
- Effective staff management and leadership
- Developing codes of behaviour
- Working with volunteers
- Working with the community
- End of conference