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Attend Implementing Understanding the Legal Liabilities and Responsibilities of Managing Volunteers as a standalone one-day training course, or book onto the Volunteer Management Conference 2020 to receive a discount when booking onto the training course. Contact enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk for more information

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09:15 - 16:30
Tuesday 21 January 2020
Central London
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Understanding the Legal Liabilities and Responsibilities of Managing Volunteers

 

Nearly four in ten people volunteer with groups, clubs or organisations every year. In doing so those organisations need to be aware of a range of laws. From health and safety to data protection; to keeping it legal with tax, benefits and immigration. You need to plan and deliver your organisation in a considered and risk aware way that protects your organisation from legal risks.

This one day-course is designed to clearly and concisely explain legal duties relating to volunteering in England. It will explain the key legal and regulatory duties on organisations when involving volunteers and how to meet the duties through establishing effective policies, procedures and practices.

It is designed for strategic and operational leaders to plan, deliver, monitor and assure themselves that their approach to volunteer involvement reduced legal risk. The course includes interactive, practical exercises and space to consider how to integrate meeting your legal duties with good practice.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the source of legal duties for volunteering involving organisations
  • Get acquainted with relevant legislation, regulatory duties, guidance and bodies that provide the framework for volunteer involving organisation
  • Learn about key legal topics relevant to volunteer managers including data protection, safeguarding, expenses and equalities
  • Consider key risks facing your organisation and how to best plan, deliver, monitor and assure your practice

Expert Trainer

Tom BurkeFreelance Consultant

Tom has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection trainings for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and vulnerable adults. He previously worked as a Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas and was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide.  

Time
Session Title
09:15
Registration
09:45
Trainer’s Welcome and Introductions
10:00
Introduction: Sources and Boundaries of the Law
  • Sources of law in England covering management of the volunteers
  • Volunteer involving organisations and the regulatory environment
  • Defining volunteering and the relationships with wider organisation
11:20
Morning Beak
11:40
Key Legal Issues of Volunteer Management: Meeting Your Duty of Care
  • Health, safety and security – policy and practice
  • Safeguarding your volunteers and stakeholders thy work with
  • Equalities and non-discrimination in volunteering
12:45
Lunch
13:30
Key Legal Issues of Volunteer Management: Protecting Your Organisation
  • Applying effective data protection and information management
  • Your financial liabilities and responsibilities towards volunteers
  • Specific issues with certain volunteers
14:40
Afternoon Break
15:00
Keeping it Legal in Your Organisation
  • Identifying significant factors and mitigating organisational risk management
  • Assuring your practice and compliance
  • Action plan for change
16:00
Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change

Tom Burke

Freelance Consultant

Tom Burke is currently a freelance consultant specialising in work with voluntary organisations. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of a leading youth international development charity working both in the UK and overseas. He has extensive experience of leading safeguarding and child protection training for voluntary organisations working both with children, young people and vulnerable adults. He was editor of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Keeping It Safe’ guide and an assessor of organisations seeking accreditation under the Sound Systems safeguarding standards.