Voluntary organisations have a responsibility to ensure that people who use their services or who are involved in their activities are kept safe and not harmed as a result of their involvement. All children and adults have the right to be safe from harm and should be able to live free from fear of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

It isn’t possible to completely remove all risk but organisations can do many things to make sure any risk is kept to a minimum. The key objectives of RVA’s guidance in this area of policy and procedure are:

  • To explain the responsibilities which organisations, their staff, volunteers and trustees have in respect of child and vulnerable adult protection.
  • To provide an overview of child and vulnerable adult protection.
  • To provide generic procedural guidance that will be implemented where protection issues arise.

The documents below will give you guidance about the issues and how to approach your group’s safeguarding obligations and the needs of your members and users. Do contact us if you require advice on how to develop your policies to reflect the requirements of your organisation or project.

Contact us on 0118 937 2273 or email

All the information is for guidance purposes only – please seek specialist advice if you have a particular issue to resolve.

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