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Safeguarding and volunteers

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When you are involving volunteers, you need to think about safeguarding throughout your work.

If you involve volunteers you must make sure your organisation has considered both how you safeguard your volunteers as well as how you recruit and manage volunteers. This means making sure that volunteers are recognised and considered in safeguarding policies and procedures throughout the organisation and making sure that safeguarding is considered throughout your policies and procedures relating to volunteers. 

Safeguarding does not have to be difficult or time consuming. You must understand the level of risk involved and then manage those risks in a way that is proportionate for the activities your volunteers are involved in. This set of links will help you to get started.




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