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Safeguarding for fundraising managers

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Charities reach millions of people through their fundraising. As a fundraising manager, you should make sure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. You should make safeguarding a central part of fundraising so that everyone can be kept safe and it’s an enjoyable experience for all.

Once you’ve read these guides, you can use our checklist to make sure you’ve covered some of the most important aspects.
Questions about your knowledge of safeguarding.

  • Do you know your organisation’s safeguarding policy and procedures?
  • Do you know how to speak up about problems, including safeguarding concerns, bullying and harassment or discrimination?

Questions about safeguarding within fundraising.

  • Do your organisation’s policies and procedures cover fundraising properly?
  • Have you completed a risk assessment for all fundraisers?
  • Have you got good procedures in place to keep the risks they face to a minimum?
  • Do you review those procedures regularly to make sure they’re working?
  • Do your fundraisers have any special needs that should be supported, and are you giving the right support?
  • Have you given special attention to people working in areas of conflict or poverty?
  • If you have home workers, people attending fundraising events and travelling or people going to meetings alone, do you have the right policies to cover their work?
  • Will any of your future fundraising plans create new risks you need to consider?

This guidance was produced in consultation with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Page last edited Jun 21, 2021

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