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Safeguarding as a director of operations

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What you need to know

You must understand why it is important to make safeguarding a part of all aspects of your organisation and you should be familiar with your own organisation’s safeguarding policies.

This guide helps think about safeguarding from an operations perspective.

Other resources

A director of operations can have broad ranging responsibilities. The following additional resources may be helpful if you want to explore other areas more thoroughly.

If you aren’t confident in your broader knowledge of safeguarding you can also use our resources to get started.

  • If you want to understand the things the Charity Commission expects all charities to do, no matter who you work with, use our getting started with safeguarding page which shows which information to use to help you carry out your duties.
  • If your organisation focuses on work with children we recommend you work through the safeguarding and child protection self-assessment tool (from NSPCC Learning) of if the focus is work with adults then this checklist (from Ann Craft Trust) is the place to begin. Both of these will help you make sure you understand the additional responsibilities that come from working with at risk groups.
  • Want to find some training? Use our training page to find online and face to face courses and a guide to how to assess and commission training.
Page last edited Jun 22, 2021

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