Literacy Volunteers are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children.

All those who come into contact with children through their every day work whether paid or voluntary have a duty to safeguard and follow the appropriate procedure.
Literacy Volunteers Safeguarding Policy requires all our Volunteers to go through safer recruitment and be fully trained and vetted before they start in a school.
Volunteers are also briefed and adhere to schools Safeguarding procedures.

Key requirements a Volunteer has to undertake

  • On application Literacy Volunteers are interviewed to assess suitability for the role.
  • Volunteers must attend a two part Literacy Volunteer training course.
  • Volunteers are required to complete a Safeguarding and Prevent Training.
  • Volunteers need to supply two referees who will be contacted.
  • Volunteers are required to apply for an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) which is checked by Literacy Volunteers on the online update service and then checked every year.


Literacy Volunteers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of children, and all others who come into contact with the Charity. Literacy Volunteers requires all individuals who are involved or associated with the Charity – including trustees, employees, contractors, and volunteers – to share this commitment. This is a key governance priority for the trustees of Literacy Volunteers.                                                                                                                                            …



Child Protection

We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and that the well-being and welfare of children is paramount in all circumstances. Every child, without exception, has the right to protection from abuse regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability or age. Literacy Volunteers is committed to ensuring its safeguarding policies, procedures and practice reflect and comply with legislative and statutory requirements, government and Charity Commission guidance, and best practice.

Code of Conduct

It is important that both Service users, Staff members, Board of Trustees and Volunteers can participate in Literacy Volunteer’s activities in a safe and secure environment. A Code of Conduct has been developed for the protection of both Service users/Staff members/Board of Trustees and Volunteers. To this end, Literacy Volunteers expects all its Staff members/Board of Trustees and Volunteers to abide by this Code of Conduct.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       …