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NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer

  • VO70392


Description

You could join us to deliver key messages in your local community, including school assemblies and workshops for children about their rights, abuse, bullying, how to both protect themselves and get help when they need it. If you believe every child has a right to a happy childhood, then you can make a difference as part of our team. All volunteers will go through a training programme, which includes a two day face-to-face training workshop. You will have access to first class NSPCC online safeguarding training so you will be fully prepared for training. We make sure that you receive the best possible training and that all of our volunteers are provided with ongoing support, assessment and coaching whilst in schools. There is a strong network of volunteers in your area waiting for you to join them!

Organisation aims and objectives

NSPCC wants to bring an end to the devastating effect that child abuse has on individuals, their families, communities and society. Over 200,000 children in Scotland have experienced abuse by the time they are 18. Yet only 2,500 children are on child protection registers. Limited resources mean the majority of child protection agencies concentrate on dealing with the aftermath of abuse. The NSPCC is adding value to child protection in Scotland by providing preventative services which aim to identify vulnerable families sooner and intervene before abuse starts or intensifies. Through working with the children most at risk we will learn what works best to prevent abuse and to help children recover from abuse. Our work across communities heightens awareness of abuse and its devastating effect and society’s responsibility to act. We will share what we learn with others to ensure that our mission to protect the childhoods of Scotland’s next generation is realised.

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Restrictions

Following a successful interview, this volunteering role requires an enhanced criminal record check before progressing to training across the four nations (Access N.I., the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG), Enhanced DBS check).
Experience required: • Support and demonstrate NSPCC’s values; putting children first, making an impact, taking a stand, never settling for second best, working together, and behaviours; (working together, accountability, striving for improvement, individual motivation and resilience) • Believe in the empowerment and protection of all children • Engage others to take a stand • Have a sensitive and supportive nature • Can effectively communicate and engage with children
Travel details: We are seeking volunteers who can commit to two school visits or more per month, at varying times of the day during school hours between 9am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday (term time only). We ask for a minimum commitment of one year.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid.
Training details: All volunteers will go through a training programme, which includes a two day face-to-face training workshop. You will have access to first class NSPCC online safeguarding training so you will be fully prepared for training. We make sure that you receive the best possible training and that all of our volunteers are provided with ongoing support, assessment and coaching whilst in schools. There is a strong network of volunteers in your area waiting for you to join them!
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Last updated 5 months ago