Safer recruitment of volunteers
In a nutshell, safer recruitment means that you know who’s volunteering for you, have evidence to confirm this and that each volunteer is suitably prepared to undertake the tasks you are asking of them.
For some roles, ideally DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, once known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) should be done for your volunteers. Examples are where money is being handled, or driving a vulnerable person to an appointment.
There is funding available through the VSI Alliance in Calderdale to help voluntary and informal groups access DBS Checks – DBS Funding Scheme Nov 2020
For more information on safer recruitment and safe-guarding policies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org