Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Is a one stop shop for
information, guidance and training about equalities. For example, have a
look at the Equality Act Starter Kit for learning about the new
Equalities Act 2010 and how it affects you, your practice and your
organisation. You can also sign up for an e-bulletin to ensure that you
keep up to date with equalities issues and developments.
The Health and Safety Executive provide practical guidance on risk
assessment, and are a useful reference point for safety matters.
The Scottish Government's PVG Scheme includes information about the scheme including a free downloadable booklet.
If an organisation or employer has employees or volunteers doing 'regulated work', they have a duty to report to Disclosure Scotland any harmful behaviour that might affect whether the person is allowed to work with children or protected adults. This is called making a referral.Failure to make this referral to Disclosure Scotland (within the defined period) is an offence.
See this Disclosure Scotland Information Leaflet for further details.
Raising your game is a free do-it-yourself activity toolkit for
improving volunteer practice in local youth groups and organisations. It
can lead to improved practices; supported and empowered leaders and
volunteers; and a thriving club environment for young people, leaders
and volunteers. It has been designed as a partner to Growing better
youth work – A guide to strengthening your volunteer team, and provides a
framework to enable youth groups and organisations to support and
develop leaders and volunteers.
This guide highlights the value of volunteering as an approach to youth
development, and provides some guiding principles on developing young
people as volunteers.
Based on the Volunteer Life Cycle this guide looks at the range of
support and resources that are available for youth work volunteers, and
identifies areas for development and opportunities for joint working.
The violence against women project has three main priorities: