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Trustee - Safeguarding

Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

Downright Excellent Trustee – Trustee - Safeguarding lead role description

Context and purpose

  • Downright Excellent (DEx) is a small charity committed to enabling children with Down syndrome to maximise their potential. We deliver a range of specialist interventions and support to children with Down syndrome and their families.

·      The trustee with safeguarding expertise will be the main contact on the board for matters relating to child protection and safeguarding.

·      You’ll be supported by our team who manage day to day safeguarding issues, with training provided whether it is new to you or you come from a safeguarding background.  

·      The skills, experience and expertise of the safeguarding trustee will help us ensure that we have the right polices, processes and practices in place.


Main responsibilities

·     Be the point of contact on the trustee board for safeguarding matters, supported by our small safeguarding team

·     As part of our trustee team, give firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

  • Review our safeguarding policies and processes to ensure they meet current best practice.

·       Ensure guidelines are developed and updated to ensure that:

    • our services users, team, and stakeholders are treated with respect and feel safe, as DEx endeavours to in its way of working; and
    • DEx’s reputation is upheld to a high standard.

·      Be the champion on the board fo safeguarding, ensuring the safe treatment of those we work with is at the forefront of decision making.

·      Draw on your networks to support our work.

·      Help ensure that the operations team have the capabilities that they need to implement the safeguarding policies and processes.

Application resources
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Downright Excellent View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10

Enabling children with Down syndrome to maximise their potential

Refreshed on: 11 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: Trustee - Safeguarding lead, Downright Excellent
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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