We all want to capitalise on the goodwill and resourcefulness of communities and community action in caring for those who are most vulnerable under the shadow of coronavirus.
But we need to take the time to create safe methods and systems that protect everyone: those at risk from Covid-19 and those who deliver the services (visit Looking out for each other Wales). We need also to be mindful of conventional safeguarding threats and the opportunities presented by the current crisis for financial (scams, fraud, theft), emotional harm, neglect, poor care practice, domestic abuse and all other forms of abuse.
It consists of:
• Introduction – what to think about and where to find support
• Volunteering – could I? should I? and how?
• Volunteering options – sources of information and opportunities
• Starting new community action – guidance and top ten tips
• Dos and don’ts – to coordinate well and safely
• Safeguarding guidance – to help keep everyone safe
• Guidance for the beneficiaries – to keep themselves safe
• Managing volunteers and their conduct – to ‘manage’ remotely
• Re-deploying the volunteer workforce – ‘reshaping’ what we do and how• Financial transactions – preventing abuse, fraud and theft
• Suggested volunteer roles – with helpful detail
• DBS checks reminder – what has and hasn’t changed
• Other useful resources – a selection of useful links
We hope you will find it useful. We will update it as necessary as things change, and in response to your needs. Do let us know how we can help you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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