Legal liability

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Volunteer Now)

Volunteer Now was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), to develop this publication, which contains minimum standards of best practice and guidance f

Legal responsibilities: where can I get more information?

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are a range of recommended sources of further information and advice regarding the legal responsibilities of Management Committees.

Health and safety information for small businesses

This booklet, entitled Protect your Profit, has been produced on behalf of the 26 legacy Councils

Checklist: Limiting liability

A Management Committee that has all of the following measures in place will have significantly limited the risk of personal liability. 

Use this sheet as a checklist to assess how your committee measures up!


Features of good practice


Trustee Indemnity Insurance

For Management Committee members concerned about personal liability, it is worth considering whether trustee indemnity insurance is worthwhile or needed. 

Trustee Indemnity Insurance is a policy that protects Management Committee members in the event of claims against them personally. The term ‘trustee' refers to Management Committee member of a charity, but the insurance is generally available to non-charitable organisations as well.

Liability and legal structures

The distinction between types of legal structure for organisations in the voluntary and community sector is significant particularly because it affects the personal responsibility of individual Man

What is liability?

The Management Committee is ultimately accountable for the organisation.

What is a risk management strategy?

A risk management strategy provides a structured and coherent approach to identifying, assessing and managing risk.

Choosing a legal structure

When setting up a group or organisation you need to make a decision on the type of organisation to set up and its correlating legal structure.

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Help! Sheet

It is important for groups working with children, young people or vulnerable adults to ensure that they are aware of the responsibilities placed on them, both by specific legislation and the common

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