HL Safeguarding: A specialist international safeguarding consultancy

The physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect of children and young and vulnerable adults is a reality every organization must do everything possible to eradicate.

However, many organisations operating in the charity and not for profit sector do not necessarily understand the true risks associated with their activities or collaborative partnerships, especially abroad. Many lack the necessary skills and/or expertise required to consistently safeguard and promote the welfare of  children and vulnerable and ‘at risk’ individuals that their staff or contractors will encounter, or how to respond effectively should concerns be voiced or accusations be made.

HL Safeguarding is a specialist safeguarding consultancy designed to provide charities, religious orders and NGOs operating either within the UK or internationally with exactly this support.

HL Safeguarding consists of a uniquely dedicated global team, led by Dominik Opalinski,  a former teacher now partner at Hunters Law LLP, a renowned and well-respected London law firm with a distinguished 300-year history in supporting the diverse needs of the charity sector and not for profit sector.

Our team of hugely experienced specialists offer a wealth of in-depth and practical safeguarding knowledge and pastoral experience.  We also have a growing reputation for finding the best ways to help charities, religious orders, and NGOs improve their approach to safeguarding and support them through the legal process should allegations be made. 

Our extensive experience has also taught us that if we are going to have the impact we should on human rights, the protection of children and other vulnerable people, we need to be highly effective in:


Delivering a safe and sustainable environment for the organisations we work with in the UK and overseas.

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Co-ordinating and leading complex audits, improvement projects
and investigations.



Working closely with governments, ministries, their advisors, and established NGOs, particularly in remote and challenging areas.

Improving local child protection cultures, structures, and protective processes alongside leading human rights agencies.

As a result, our team now offers charities, religious orders and NGOs in both the UK and across the world the most straightforward, single source of safeguarding solutions including: