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Advice for Coronavirus volunteers

Dear Norfolk volunteers,

Firstly a massive thank you for stepping up and showing community spirit in these challenging times. It is wonderful to see people pull together to build resilience. Your efforts are recognised and appreciated

We have created an advice sheet NSAB | Safeguarding adults | Advice for Coronavirus volunteers (published 03-04-2020) to help you see safeguarding adults as intrinsic to your volunteering task – whether it is a making welfare phone call, delivering food packages or walking a dog to help out a neighbour.

The message is simple - if you see something, or hear something, then say something

Please also watch this 3 minute video Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers video produced by Waltham Forest Council* - for basic information on safeguarding adults and how to raise a concern. 

If you would like any more information, please explore our website or contact us: 

* Our thanks to Waltham Forest Council for use of their video.

NHS Health Education England has developed a Covid-19 e-learning programme and the resources are freely available to colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector, and social care.

Follow the link, then select “Resources for Volunteers Supporting Health & Social Care”, then “Volunteer Learning Passport” – there are a range of topics, including Safeguarding Adults / Safeguarding Children.

(Added January 2021) NCVO advice and resources for volunteers Safeguarding in voluntary organisations — NCVO Knowhow