Learn how Cambridgeshire ACRE supports those running the County’s community facilities with understanding their safeguarding responsibilities.

About the project


Funding for Cambridgeshire ACRE’s safeguarding activity is provided by the National Lottery Community Fund via Action with Rural Communities in England (ACRE).

Why is this needed?

ACRE has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England.

At a local level, Cambridgeshire ACRE is working with village hall management committees to help them understand current legislation around safeguarding.

Advice and examples of best practice are being shared with those managing and using village and community halls so that they fully understand their responsibilities and have appropriate and proportionate policies and procedures in place.

Ultimately, our aim is to increase awareness of the importance of safeguarding and making sure that these important rural assets are welcoming and safe places for all who use them.

How can you get involved?

If your village hall has questions or concerns around safeguarding and would like advice or support then please call Lisa Chambers, Community Development Officer, on 01353 865048.

What impact has our work had?

20 village halls sent representatives along to an online training session entitled ‘Introduction to Safeguarding Adults’ in September 2020, organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE and delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safeguarding Adults Learning and Development Manager.

You can watch a recording of this session below.

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For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Partnership Board are not able to deliver face to face training, but are instead providing free online training for those wishing to refresh their knowledge on this important subject.

Useful links

Links to Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Organisations

Who can I talk to about this work?