This month, the Charity Commission released a report clarifying respective responsibilities in preventing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment in charities.

The report made clear that trustees have a central role to play to ensure that charities have clear policies on dealing with bullying and harassment, and that allegations must be handled appropriately and in line with employment and other laws.

None of us would wish to see bullying and harassment in our churches and Christian organisations. Yet the realities of living in a fallen world with imperfect people mean that these are behaviours that we need to guard against, for the sake of our staff and congregations, for those who come into contact with our churches and organisations, and for the sake of the gospel.

The need to have correct policies and procedures in place for such sensitive matters can be daunting for trustees. But Edward Connor Solicitors is here to support you with all that you need to ensure legal compliance, and biblical faithfulness for your church or organisation.

Our comprehensive Employment Pack contains template policies for bullying and harassment, plus a raft of further policies, and template documents and guidance notes for your employment needs.

As ever, we are here for you when you need us.

Please give us a call if you want to talk through your requirements and find out how we might be able to help you.

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