Need help handling an allegation of abuse or harm perpetrated by a person in your charity?
Answer the questions in our safeguarding tool to assist you. The tool will help you handle issues with the right people and agencies.
If this your first time using the tool, see How to use this tool to help you use it effectively.
Further support and guidance
The NSPCC has guidance and a telephone helpline available if you are worried about the safety of a child. A child is defined as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.
The Ann Craft Trust has guidance and a directory of telephone helplines if you are worried about the safety of an adult at risk.
For more information about safeguarding and to access training resources, visit NCVO’s charity safeguarding website.
For more information about the safeguarding responsibilities for charities and trustees, visit the Charity Commission's guidance.
Call the Charity Commission's confidential whistleblowing helpline, provided by Protect. The helpline is listed under 'Get independent advice' on the Charity Commission page.
Bond has a toolkit that sets out how to handle safeguarding allegations for charities operating overseas. It will also help your charity to evaluate your charity's safeguarding reporting process.
If your charity operates in England as well as overseas, you should also follow the guidance tool on handling safeguarding allegations in England. Click Get started above to use the guidance tool.