Implementing Effective Safeguarding Practices for Volunteer Managers
voluntary sector Training
Every organisation has a duty to safeguard those who engage with them – whether people who benefit from the organisations work, its staff, volunteers or others affected by its activities. For volunteer involving organisations, this brings specific challenges to effective safeguarding planning and management.
This Implementing Effective Safeguarding Practices for Volunteer Managers training course is designed for volunteer involving organisations to understand their safeguarding duties and how these can be met in a range of contexts. It is designed for strategic and operational managers of volunteering to understand how to embed safeguarding in all aspects of the volunteer journey.
Learn how to build a stronger safeguarding culture in your organisation in line with statutory and regulatory obligations. Practical exercise will help you turn these legal duties into life and allow you to identify the key safeguarding priorities for your organisation and with your volunteers.
- Understand key concepts in safeguarding relevant to volunteer involving organisations
- Learn about the key statutory and regulatory duties for safeguarding relevant to volunteer involving organisations
- Understand safeguarding at each stage of the volunteer journey: recruitment, induction, supervision and support and exit
- Managing effective safeguarding concerns or allegations with volunteers
Tom Burke, Freelance Consultant
Tom has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection trainings for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and vulnerable adults. He previously worked as a Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas and was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide.
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Coffee and Registration
Trainer’s Welcome and Introductions
Tom Burke, Freelance Consultant
Introduction to Safeguarding
- Key concepts in safeguarding risk management
- The regulatory framework including key safeguarding duties
- The duties of trustees and the role of the Charity Commission
Safeguarding: Recruitment, Selection and Induction
- Designing effective volunteer roles with appropriate risk rating
- Understanding the disclosure and barring regime
- Managing safeguarding during recruitment and selection processes
- Best practice in induction and training volunteers
Safeguarding: Supervision, Support and Exit
- How effective supervision, support and training supports safeguarding
- The role of reporting and whistleblowing
- Learning from the end of the volunteer relationship
Managing Safeguarding Concerns with Volunteers
- Refresh on reporting and role of different agencies
- Best practice in the reporting process
- Offering support to volunteers
Evaluation, Feedback and Final Questions
*Programme subject to change
Tom Burke is currently a freelance consultant specialising in work with voluntary organisations. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas. He has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection training for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and vulnerable adults. He was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide and an assessor of organisations seeking accreditation under the Sound Systems safeguarding standards.