Safeguarding improvements risk being hurt by ‘weaknesses’ in sector, warns regulator

From Civil Society News:

The Charity Commission has said that “positive improvements” made to safeguarding policies are at risk of being “undermined” due to “continued weaknesses” in the charity sector. It made the statement during a webinar on safeguarding in an international context in which the Commission’s engagement team set out expectations for charities working overseas. 

Sarah Lockett, charities engagement officer, said that there has been “progress in terms of safeguarding internationally since 2018 and that tangible differences and improvements have been made in the last few years to safeguarding”. However, she added that “positive improvements are at risk of being undermined by some continued weaknesses within safeguarding in the sector”.

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