Everyone has the Right to feel Safe – Updated Anti-bullying Guidelines from the Charity Commission, September 2022

In recently published guidance, the Charity Commission has clarified the role of Trustees in preventing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment.

The Charity Commission say Trustees have an important role in the prevention of bullying and harassment at charities.

In their guidance announced recently, the regulator has said Trustees should make sure their charities have clear policies and that they handle allegations of bullying and harassment in line with employment laws.

This guidance was created in collaboration with the regulator itself, the Government’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), ACEVO, UNISON, NCVO and other sector experts.

Those concerned about bullying or harassment are encouraged to take their concerns directly to the charity, and Trustees are responsible for ensuring processes are in place to address these concerns.

More information can be found at The Charity Commission website.