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Safer employment and volunteering

What is the role of East Riding Safeguarding Children Board?

 “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2015) lists, under the policies and procedure function of the local safeguarding children board, the board’s responsibilities in developing policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes recruitment and supervision of people who work or volunteer with children. Safer recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people.

East Riding Safeguarding Children Board delivers safer recruitment training which can be completed by undertaking an e-learning course or through attendance at a one day face to face session

Apply for safer recruitment training here

Additional practice is contained in the ERSCB Guidelines and procedures Section ‘Allegations of Abuse Made Against People Who Work With Children’


Support for Voluntary and Community Sector

For local assistance for voluntary and community volunteers and criminal record bureau checks, please contact East Riding Voluntary Action Service (ERVAS)

Visit the ERVAS website (external website)

Telephone: 01482 871077 email: office@ervas.org.uk

Voluntary and community organisations can download a sample safeguarding children guidance here:

Sample voluntary and community organisation guidance (word 216kb opens in a new window)


How do I report concerns regarding an employee or volunteer?


All employers should identify a designated officer/senior manager to whom allegations or concerns should be reported.  Further advice can be sought from:

Contact the Local Authority Designated Officer