Unit 2: The importance of a safe organisational culture


2.13 Review of Unit 2

A decorative image depicting an illustration of an arm holding a magnifying glass. Behind the glass are lots of typed documents and papers.

This unit has explored organisational culture, and why it is pivotal to the organisation’s approach to safeguarding.

Strengthening diversity and inclusion is a way to enable all staff to feel valued and safe as it should address inequality within organisations and the sector as a whole. Building an internal safeguarding culture makes the workplace safer and leads to safer programming and ways of working.

Leaders are pivotal to shaping an organisation’s safeguarding culture and are responsible for effectively managing and ensuring continuous improvement in safeguarding policies, practices and behaviours.

From any of the learning in this unit, try and identify three things that you might take away from the course in relation to leadership.

Now go to Unit 3: Reporting, responding and investigations.


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