Do we need extra safeguards if we have volunteers who are under 18?

If you have volunteers under 18 this may affect the screening, training and support you need to provide the other volunteers who work with them. For example, if another volunteer is likely to have close and unsupervised contact with someone under 18, they should go through a DBS check and your club should have a safeguarding policy. Make it clear to volunteers over 18 that these safeguarding procedures apply to some of the volunteers they’re working alongside, as well as the participants at your club.

For more information on safeguarding see the National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s resources via the links below.

See the following links for more information:

NCVO - Safeguarding volunteers

NCVO - Safeguarding