Safeguarding Training - Sept 2023

26 September 2023

Create an effective safeguarding culture in your organisation.

This half-day course will provide you with a thorough overview of your charitable safeguarding duty. Over the course of the morning, you will explore how to set an effective safeguarding culture, how the Commission assesses safeguarding compliance and what you can learn from recent movements such as me too, BLM and Everyone's Invited.


  • Tabitha Cave


    Tabitha heads the Regulatory Compliance team at VWV. She is a  commercial litigator by background and provides expert advice and counsel on regulatory issues and resulting disputes, including critical incident management, risk, PR and reputation protection and insurance.

    She has a particular specialism in safeguarding and safeguarding governance and has advised many clients in the management of historic abuse cases. This work includes advice on investigations and inquiries and in particular on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse.

    She project manages teams of cross disciplinary sector specialists, focused on supporting and guiding charities through complex, sensitive, and often high profile cases.

    She seeks solutions for clients that avoid protracted and costly litigation, priding herself on her straightforward and commercial approach to regulatory issues and the resolution of disputes.

  • Kate Sherlock


    Kate is a Solicitor the Charities team at VWV. Kate advises charities on a wide range of charity, company and trust law matters.

    Kate has experience of advising charities on safeguarding governance, including preparing bespoke safeguarding policies and considering appropriate reporting structures. Kate also assists and advises charity's on general governance issues, including the duties and responsibilities of trustees as well as advising charities on reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission.

    Before starting her legal career, Kate worked for Citizens Advice Cornwall in various roles including as an area manager responsible for the provision of advice services in West Cornwall.


9:30   Introduction

Charity safeguarding duty

  • What does this mean?
  • How does the Charity Commission assess safeguarding compliance and what does this mean for your charity

Reporting serious incidents


10:45 Safeguarding children and adults at risk

The importance of an effective safeguarding culture

  • What is it?
  • How is it set?
How can/should it be measured?
11:35 Break

Breakout rooms focused on the continual improvement of safeguarding culture

This should provide attendees with an opportunities to share their current practices and experiences with each other and consolidate key points from the training for practical application.
12:20 Conclusions
12:30 End


(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £119

Standard charity rate - £159

Corporate Governance & Leadership subscriber - £300

Corporate delegate - £400

For group bookings email [email protected] 

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Only one complimentary transfer can be issued, no refund will be issued for a cancelled transfer.  Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210).