Taking a safeguarding approach to volunteering will help your organisation keep people safe. It creates a culture where everyone understands their right to be safe.
Your volunteers should see safeguarding as a way of working every day. They should understand why it’s important to keep everyone safe, including themselves.
You need to think about:
You should think about safeguarding at all stages of volunteering. This includes:
NCVO has specialist guidance for volunteer managers to help you get safeguarding right.
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