Safeguarding at Cancer Research UK

Safegaurding at CRUK

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and other people who come into contact with the charity through all of its diverse range of activities.

CRUK has policies and guidance in place which set out the steps that CRUK has taken to minimise the risk of a safeguarding incident or concern occurring in the first place, for example through robust onboarding processes (including DBS checks where appropriate) and provision of training. The policies and guidance also let staff know how to spot, report and respond to incidents and concerns, and provide them with assurance that any incidents and concerns will be handled sensitively, taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

CRUK reviews these policies and guidance regularly to ensure that we are maintaining appropriate safeguarding standards.

How to report a safeguarding incident/concern

If you are a member of staff or a CRUK volunteer, you can confidentially report a concern by emailing safeguarding@cancer.org.uk or go via the usual internal channels on the CRUK intranet. 

If you are a member of the public or internal channels of communication are not available to you and you would like to get in touch with an independent body, please contact Protect’s confidential helpline on 0203 117 2520 or whistle@protect-advice.org.uk.