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Essential safeguarding good practice seminar: resources

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland recently hosted an Essential safeguarding good practice seminar, which was attended by over 90 charity representatives.

The free seminar was aimed at ensuring charities working with vulnerable beneficiaries overseas are aware of their responsibilities as charity trustees, and the safeguarding standards expected of them.

Keynote speakers at the seminar were:

• Sarah Mistry, Director of Effectiveness and Learning, Bond (UK network for organisations working in international development)
• Sandra Adair, Director of Operations, Volunteer Now (lead organisation for the provision of volunteer support, promotion and development in Northern Ireland), and
• Myles McKeown, Head of Compliance and Enquiries, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Following the event, the Commission has published the following resources to support the sector:

Notes from the Commission’s Essential Safeguarding Best Practice Seminar, 24 May 2018

Download PDF (220 KB)

Safeguarding seminar presentation

Download PPTX (7.5 MB)


For more information please contact Shirley Kernan, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Communications Officer, on tel: 028 3832 0169, mobile: 07827338978 or email:

Notes to editors

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Communities.