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​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:

  • Take advice from DDC (our DBS checking provider) and review the information on their website relating to checks during the pandemic.
  • Revisit your volunteer role descriptions and risk assess these for the potential for harm.
  • Continue to apply for DBS checks on role that require this and ensure that volunteers do not start until a satisfactory clearance is received.
  • Review your lone working policy and ensure protections are in place for volunteers.
  • Consider using online safeguarding training for anyone undertaking a new role.

DBS checks

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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