This section refers exclusively to Phase 2
We anticipate funding 5-10 organisations to share the safeguarding resources, developed by the Safer Social Sector Partnership, with charities and voluntary organisations in England. In addition, we would expect the successful applicants to promote and champion safeguarding/safe culture, enable local networking and self-support, and cultivate a culture within the sector which puts safeguarding/safe culture at the heart of everything they do.
The Ambitions for phase 2 are: -
- To make all charities and voluntary organisations in England aware of the importance of safeguarding/safe culture and to ensure they have access to the phase 1 materials, as well as any locally available resources, sources of advice, support, and training opportunities. Please note we are looking to support the whole of England through the efforts of all phase 2 grant holders, not necessarily one grant holder
- We are particularly interested in ensuring organisations which don’t primarily work with the most vulnerable people in society, are able to understand and apply good safeguarding practice. Such organisations may be:
- Small volunteer led organisations
- Organisations in remote/rural areas
- Organisations not primarily working with vulnerable adults or children, although they may come into contact with them
- Organisations working in the most challenging areas of our community. Such communities are likely to have multiple levels of deprivation e.g. high unemployment, high crime, drug problems, teenage pregnancy etc., as such support services are likely to focus on these issues rather than considering safeguarding/safe culture
- Diverse communities which may need more specialised safeguarding/safe culture considerations.
Due to the number of grants likely to be made, and our ambition to support the whole of England, each successful applicant will need to demonstrate significant reach. This may be reaching a large number of organisations across a wide geographical area, or a smaller number of organisations across a specific community or theme. You will need to explain why you have chosen this target group, and provide evidence to support this.
The activities we anticipate will take place
We anticipate the following work will feature in your application and remain keen to hear about your own ideas to support the aims of this fund. This is not a definitive list.
- Share the safeguarding resources developed in phase 1 with charities and voluntary organisations
- Develop a priority-based engagement plan which focuses on identified areas of greatest need, achieving the greatest impact for the target group, and using engaging ways of building awareness
- Signpost organisations to locally available resources, sources of advice, support, and training opportunities
- Develop and/or create local networks to link frontline organisations together so they can support each other and share learning
- Create links and relationships with local safeguarding/safe culture leads and networks to further support the embedding of safeguarding/safe culture best practice
- Gather intelligence about what works well, what works less well, and case studies/stories, and share with other phase 2 grant holders and the Fund
- Provide feedback about the phase 1 materials
- Build mutually beneficial relationships with the other phase 2 grant holders, the phase 1 ‘Safer Social Sector Partnership’ led by NCVO, and the *Safeguarding Programme Group.
* The Safeguarding Training Fund is part of a wider piece of work between Government, the sector, and regulators, known as the Protecting People from Harm (PPH) programme. The PPH programme is overseen by the Safeguarding Programme Group. The role of this group is to provide direction and scrutiny for the cross-sector work on domestic charity safeguarding matters, and also bullying and harassment. Partners include Charity Commission, DCMS, ACEVO, NAVCA, NSPCC, and the Fund.
The type of organisation we are looking for
To be successful in this phase we anticipate applicants will:-
- Have a strong commitment to safeguarding/safe culture embedded in their organisation, work, and networks
- Be passionate about supporting other organisations to improve their safeguarding/safe culture practice above their own organisational ambitions
- Ideally have existing strong networks to give them the necessary reach
- Ideally be able to provide match funding of 25% or equivalent in kind contributions to support this work
- Be a champion for safeguarding/safe culture and be recognised externally as such
- Be a strong convener able to build lasting networks to sustain the profile of safeguarding/safe culture and enable self-support in local areas.
We are looking to support approximately 5 - 10 organisations with grants in the region of £50,000 to £115,000 from October 2019 until the end of March 2022. Please be aware that no further applications are being accepted to this programme.