Community Volunteers and Safer Recruitment
Difficult times often bring out the best in people and there has been a surge in community volunteering initiatives during the pandemic. However, keeping people safe must always be a priority and churches should apply the same standard of safeguarding in this work.
Many roles carried out by volunteers do not need a DBS/PVG check but this should be reviewed regularly. You can:
Safeguarding: DDC, our DBS/PVG checking service provider, has published a response relating to the services that DDC will be providing during the Covid-19 pandemic. DBS has also published new guidance on DBS checks which means ID documents can be checked by video link or scanned images. Read DDC's update regarding relaxed document checking processes.
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