Sarah is a Professional Support Lawyer in the Charity & Social Enterprise Team. She is also a member of the firm’s safeguarding team.

Sarah’s work covers a wide range of areas including playing a central role in the firm’s charity trustee training programme, topical training sessions and advanced trustee training programme.

She edits the Charity & Social Enterprise newsletter ‘Charity Essentials,’ a monthly publication covering key developments for charities.

Sarah also supports our team by running internal training and sector updates, delivering presentations and writing articles for various publications.

Sarah specialises in charity safeguarding. She advises on a wide range of issues, including:

  • compliance with legal requirements and best practice;
  • establishing positive and healthy safeguarding cultures;
  • promoting good safeguarding governance;
  • drafting policies and procedures that are effective and proportionate to a charity’s activities and contact with vulnerable people;
  • eligibility for DBS checks;
  • managing allegations;
  • serious incident reporting; and
  • charity inquiries. 

She delivers safeguarding training as part of our trustee training programme and is available to provide bespoke training on specific areas of safeguarding for charities.

Sarah studied for her Postgraduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law in London, where she remained to complete the Legal Practice Course with distinction.

Sarah loves walking her dog in the beautiful Dorset countryside and recently completed a ‘Mighty Hike’ in aid of Macmillan along a section of the Jurassic Coast. 

She is a long-standing supporter of Bath Rugby Club, and now spends most of her weekends supporting her two children on the touchline of various sporting events.

Sarah is Chair of Governors and safeguarding lead at her local primary school, which is part of a multi-academy trust. She also volunteers in a professional and personal capacity for the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

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