Volunteers will be in a unique position of power – they are responsible for supporting the family to access healthcare, set up a bank account, manage finances and their property. So it’s very important that you put safe recruitment procedures in place. Although there are no strict requirements from the Home Office, we would recommend that all volunteers who will work directly with the family should:
- Have a clear role description
- Meet with a member of the Core Team, who can assess suitability
- Complete a DBS check
- Provide two references
- Complete a Volunteer Registration Form. This may be necessary in order to be covered by your Lead Sponsor’s Public Liability Insurance. It also is an opportunity to check that they have relevant experience, and to gather their emergency contact information.