Big Lottery Fund offers £1m to support charity safeguarding

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As part of the wider Government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England, DCMS in partnership with Big Lottery Fund are investing a total of £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

This will be delivered in two phases:

Phase 1: Safeguarding resources for England

We are looking for an organisation or partnership of organisations with the track record and knowledge to develop high-quality resources which will be freely available to the voluntary sector to improve safeguarding practice.

Phase 2: Safeguarding training and development

Funding to a small number of organisations or partnership(s) to share the resources developed during Phase 1 and support grassroots charities and community organisations to improve their safeguarding practice.

Overall objectives of the Safeguarding Training Fund:

  • To improve awareness of good safeguarding practice through the delivery of a national and generic safeguarding training package, which will improve access to safeguarding training and support to protect both children and adults at risk, and promote a safe culture within charities.
  • To extend the reach of existing resources around safeguarding, and support innovative mechanisms to deliver safeguarding training which reaches both small and large organisations.
  • To provide an insight into the impact of the safeguarding training, which helps to build a long-term legacy for this work and embed good safeguarding practice and awareness into the sector.

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