Practitioners and professionals

Safer Recruitment, Volunteering, Activities and Events


Keeping People Safe in the Voluntary, Faith and Community Sector

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership and the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board, offers additional support to all voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups and organizations working with children, young people and adults, in order to ensure they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities and keep people safe. Support and advice available include the development of safeguarding policies, training and DBS checks.

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd,

01482 871077

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Read more on the services that are available on the keeping people safe page on the ERVAS website (external website)


Safer Recruitment: Employment and Volunteering

Safer recruitment is a set of practices to help make sure your staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people. It's a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keep children safe from harm.

Safer recruitment should be a continuing process of improvement for every school, club, business, or organisation whose work or services involve contact with children. All organisations should identify a designated officer/senior manager to whom allegations or concerns should be reported.

Further advice can be found on the NSPCC website (external website).


How do I report concerns regarding an working or volunteer in a service involving children?

To report and manage any allegations of abuse made against individuals who work with children and young people in any setting please follow the "report a concern to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)" process.


Safer Activities and Events

Every group or organisation has a duty to safeguard children and young people in their care. This includes making sure that all children who attend your events and activities are kept safe, whether they are regular or one-off. Guidance on planning events can be found on the NSPCC website and the GOV.UK website.