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NCVO comment on new social action, responsibility and heroism bill

Justin Davis Smith, executive director for volunteering and development at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

‘We continue to get a lot of calls from charities and individual volunteers about risk and liability. The chances of any action being taken against them are very low but there is clearly a great concern about risk. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, anything that can be done to break down barriers to people getting involved in their communities is very welcome.

‘We’re in touch with the Ministry of Justice and will feed in NCVO members’ experiences and concerns. We look forward to seeing the legislation in place and making the spirit of its message clear to all.’

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