Free Seminar – Higgs and Sons Safeguarding for Safeguarders

Free seminar that we are hosting at Higgs & Sons on Thursday 8 September 2016, between 4:30 and 6:30pm.

The seminar is aimed at trustees, senior management, employees, volunteers, or anyone involved in safeguarding within a charitable or not for profit organisation.

The aim of the seminar is to examine the law surrounding safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults and offer advice and information on key aspects of the law including;

  • The current legal position regarding safeguarding;
  • When is it safeguarding and when is it not;
  • The role and responsibilities of various individuals in an organisation in safeguarding;
  • The role of the Charity Commission and other regulators in safeguarding strategy;
  • What happens when it goes wrong – who is liable and how should you report issues; and
  • Strategies and processes for ensuring compliance and best practice in;
  • Selection and recruitment
  • Induction and training
  • Drafting policies and procedures

My colleague Annabel Kay, who heads up our care and capacity team and myself, will both be speaking at the seminar and I am sure it will be a very useful update for anyone who is involved with children or vulnerable adults in the context of their activities or operations.

Whilst it may be of limited relevance to you in terms of your service, I wondered if it would be something that you feel some of your members might find of interest. As part of the offering to Black Country Together, Tim and I did promise to ensure that you and your members were invited to anything that we hosted internally that we thought might be relevant and I think this is certainly something that may strike a cord with your member organisations.

With this in mind, if you consider it appropriate, I wondered if you could please send it on to those member organisations.

Places are filling up fast and if they do wish to attend the event then they can follow the link through the attached invitation or e-mail Sarah Cornick at telephone her on 01384 327341 to reserve a place.

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