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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.
If you’re new to safeguarding, get started with our what is safeguarding page.
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.
If you're worried a volunteer or someone else is at risk of harm, you should always speak up. See our guidance on what to do if you have immediate concerns.
Our designated safeguarding lead’s handbook includes detailed guidance on responding to safeguarding concerns.
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