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Safeguarding Policy

All charities should ensure that all those who come into contact with them

are safeguarded. Therefore, the Latimer Trust has produced this report about

caring for staff, volunteers, and others connected with our activities,

and providing a safe environment for these people.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Children and Adults at Risk

The Latimer Trust does not come into contact with children in its activities, and so no steps need to be taken in this area. Therefore, no one connected with the charity would have contact with children through Latimer’s activities, and no personal data of children is stored. If this were to change in the future, this would be reviewed.

The Latimer Trust does not knowingly come into contact with adults at risk. As a result, trustees, council members and staff are not required to have a DBS certificate as regards their work with the Latimer Trust. Due to the profession of most of those within these categories, many of them will have a DBS certificate for work or volunteering they do elsewhere.

Academic Staff

Where academic staff work with adults at risk, or have authority over them in a teaching capacity, they are to comply with all measures taken by their academic institution to protect those who may be at risk.


Some grants are given to those working overseas, and within the UK. The Latimer Trust evaluates all applicants for these grants, and will never knowingly give any form of financial support to those who abuse or otherwise mistreat others. If an incident occurs in which a person receiving funding from the Latimer Trust is accused of abuse, the Latimer Trust will review this funding, and remove it if the person is found guilty.


The Latimer Trust takes seriously the responsibility of caring for those who are connected with this charity. Therefore, if a case of abuse or another serious incident is reported, we will follow guidance given by the Charity Commission and involve the police if it is a legal matter.

If a matter of safeguarding related to the charity’s work occurs, it should be reported to Mark Burkill (, as Chairman of the Trustees. If this would not be appropriate, it should be reported to Kathryn Adams (, as Operations Manager.

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