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A new, refreshed Charity Governance Code launched today in England and Wales.
The Code was first published in 2017. It is not legally binding, but aims to express ‘best practice’ core principles and governance goals for charity trustees, and has been widely adopted across the sector, with the backing of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The Code is reviewed every three years.
With regard to Safeguarding, the Code recommends
3.7 Ensuring the right to be safe