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Strengthening Volunteering: Volunteers and the Law

18/01/2018 @ 10:00 - 13:00

This workshop is the latest session Voluntary Action Islington are running having successfully applied to City Bridge Trust for a two year project that will work with local organisations to develop and improve the induction and management of volunteers.

The legal position of volunteers can look like a complex issue. It’s not surprising that volunteer managers are often concerned about where they stand. This session gives an overview of key legal topics. The language is kept as plain as possible, and the focus is on practical application of the law – that is, where problems can arise and how to avoid them.

The workshop will cover:

•   A summary of the overall legal position of volunteers
•   How to avoid creating an employment relationship with volunteers
•   The Equality Act
•   Health and safety
•   Data protection
•   Safeguarding and Criminal Record Checks
•   Issues for specific groups – benefits claimants, younger/older people, non-UK citizens

Online materials and sharing of resources using digital communications will be integral to the work of this project.

This workshop is for organisations that are part of the Strengthening Volunteering program. If you are interested of being part of the next cohort please contact Yvette Ellis




10:00 - 13:00


Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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