Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, other risks have not gone away. Remember that safeguarding concerns must still be raised. All the resources you need can be found on the Safeguarding Portal.

North Tyneside VODA has created a series of videos to support volunteering groups during the COVID-19 emergency:

Supporting Volunteers

Safeguarding tips

Staying safe whilst volunteering

Telephone Befriending advice

COVID-19: Changes to DBS ID checking guidelines

Safeguarding factsheet and FAQs: Community volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: How to help safely

COVID-19: How DBS is supporting the fight against coronavirus

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Email: Clare Mills, Head of Communications and External Affairs