As part of the wider Government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England, DCMS in partnership with The National Lottery Community 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 awarded a grant of £570,000 to NCVO as lead for the Safer Social Sector Partnership in March 2019 to develop high quality resources which will be freely available to the voluntary sector to improve safeguarding practice. We anticipate this work will be complete by the end of September 2019.
This phase of the programme is now closed to any further applications.
Phase 2: Safeguarding training and development
This phase will provide approximately an additional £570,000 of funding. Whilst this part of the programme is still under development, we anticipate funding 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.
The National Lottery Community Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to support this programme and DCMS will use central Government funding.
We will update the information on this site once Phase 2 is fully developed and anticipate the window for applications will open during the summer of 2019, and grants will end by March 2022.
If you have any questions please contact us at: SafeguardingTrainingFund@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk