Glasgow’s learning … about equalities is an online resource for anyone
working in community learning and development providing information and
practical guidance in areas such as: the law; involving people from
equalities groups; understanding needs; promoting activities; equalities
monitoring and impact assessment.
Same Difference - Guidance on community learning & development
activity with equalities groups is an online guide for people working in
community learning and development (CLD). It offers guidance and
support to help you work effectively and confidently with equalities
groups (groups promoting equal opportunities regardless of age,
disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and beliefs, and sexual
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.
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is the independent
regulator and registrar for Scottish charities. Its purpose is to
support a flourishing charity sector in which the public has confidence
underpinned by OSCR’s effective delivery of its regulatory role. As well
as listing registered charities, OSCR provides guidance and information
for charities and trustees.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) supports the
voluntary sector in Scotland. It provides useful information and
guidance including how to set up a voluntary organisation in six
steps. SCVO also provides Information for Trustees and
Committees including the roles and responsibilities of voluntary
committee members and the more specific role of chair, treasurer and
Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) is a service which has been
operated by Volunteer Development Scotland since 2002. It provides free
disclosure checks, guidance, advice and support to voluntary sector
organisations and manage the essential service of providing disclosure
certificates to voluntary sector organisations working with children,
young people and adults at risk.
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.
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.
Volunteer Development Scotland is Scotland's Centre for Excellence in
volunteering, leads the way in informing and modernising approaches to
volunteering policy, enhancing practice and improving the quality of the
volunteering experience for the people of Scotland.
Created by Glasgow Life in partnership with the Scottish Government to
support the national Forced Marriage campaign, this pack is designed to
give teachers, youth workers, voluntary workers and anyone working with
children and young people aged 12 – 25 years, the facts about forced
marriage, who it affects and what impact it can have on their lives.
This information may be vital in ensuring that their response to a young
person who may need help is appropriate and that it ensures their