Good governance for safeguarding: A guide for UK NGO boards

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Bond Cross-Sector Safeguarding Working Group has released a practical guide exploring six ways that trustees of UK-based NGOs should take the lead on safeguarding.

This guide is for boards of all UK-based international NGOs, regardless of size or whether or not they are directly involved in programme delivery.

The six sections cover:

  • Setting a culture that makes staff feel comfortable and supported to raise concerns
  • Reducing risk and ensuring that the organisation has assessed its safeguarding risk profile
  • Making sure the right policies are in place for raising issues and encouraging speaking up
  • Ensuring that when issues are raised they are investigated correctly and thoroughly
  • How to articulate the organisation's policies for supporting survivors
  • Recommendations to ensure openness and accountability in relation to safeguarding