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Village Halls & Community Buildings Safeguarding

In November 2020 Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) was awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to Village and Community Halls throughout England.

As a valued member of the ACRE network CDA Herts has worked with voluntary management committees across Hertfordshire to ensure they have the knowledge and confidence to operate in a safe and welcoming manner for all who work with or use their facility. 

Click Here for the Safeguarding Presentation from 12 October 2022
Click Here for a copy of the Hand Outs
Click Here for a video recording on Vimeo of the Session on 12 October 2022
Read ACRE’s Statement about National Safeguarding Adults Week

Safeguarding Resources

The ACRE Model Safeguarding Policy template document Click Here

The ACRE Information Sheet 5 Safeguarding (includes the Model Policy) Click Here

Find out more about the Safeguarding requirements for your Hall by following the links below

NCVO Safeguarding information Click Here

NSPCC child protection guidance Click Here

Safeguarding concerns: practice example – hiring out space Click Here

Safeguarding guidance for disabled children and adults at risk Click Here

Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity Click Here

Contacts to Report a Safeguarding Concern in Hertfordshire

24hr Call Lines

For Safeguarding Adults call – 0300 123 4042

For Safeguarding Children call – 0300 123 4043

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Police Prevent Team

Or call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger or a crime is being committed.

Other Resources

Trustee Statement of Eligibility Click Here

Charity Commission Trustee Disqualification Table Click Here