Covid-19 and safeguarding

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a surge of people who want to help in their local community. This is a wonderful response and it is important that we ensure everyone is protected during these difficult times.

It is important that volunteers and the people they are helping are safeguarded during the crisis.  The region's local infrastructure organisations have already produced a number of resources to help charities, community groups and individuals understand their responsibilities and how to protect people's wellbeing.

The Safer Culture North East partnership, which aims to highlight the importance of safeguarding and run training and awareness raising sessions, will be looking at how to deliver safeguarding guidance in the context of Covid-19.