Our role includes suport to community groups who run activities or provide support in the areas identified on the map and listed below:
We can help with setting up your group, recruitment, funding applications or one-to-one support. We can also provide access to informal workshops and other training. You can call directly, or complete the form below.
Call: 0115 964 8351 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have put together handy, easy-to-read documents on a range of topics to help community groups to get started with setting up their group, to applying for funding, running an event, etc
Please contact Jane for help with drafting operational policies and procedures: by email: email@example.com or call to discuss your requirements on: 0115 964 8351.
For Community groups running activities for children and adults it is important to safeguard participants against abuse and neglect.
One way to do this is to check whether prospective volunteers/employees have a criminal record which makes them unsuitable for particular roles within your group. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) provides these checks.
DBS checking is the government’s process for providing information to organisations about whether an individual is suitable for particular types of work. It is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. For more information click here:-
DBS is one way you can safeguard children and vulnerable adults, but community groups should also think about other ways to keep people safe, for example, what you will do if you have concerns about a child or vulnerable adult’s wellbeing, and how you will make sure your staff and volunteers have the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard children and adults. This should be outlined in a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure.
There are three main ways the DBS can provide information about people.
A Standard Disclosure
This is a DBS check that gives details of a person’s convictions (including spent convictions) plus any cautions, reprimands or warnings held in England and Wales on the Police National Computer. Most of the relevant convictions in Scotland and Northern Ireland may also be included.
This includes everything that a Standard Disclosure includes, plus any locally held police information considered to be relevant to the job role. An Enhanced Disclosure can be used for people working regularly or intensively with children or vulnerable adults.
If you need help in compiling policies or procedures related to any of the above then please contact Jane firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castle Cavendish is keen for this quality assurance framework to be implemented across the partnership. If groups are interested in 'starting the ball rolling' then please feel free to self-assess and use this form to check that you have everything in place that you need to run safely and effectively, or put in an action plan to make improvements. If you need support with this then please contact Jane: email@example.com