Keep Safe Volunteer

  • VO79143


Circles Advocacy in Moray supports people who are experiencing issues related to health and social care
who are aged 18 years or over, whose circumstances may include, but are not restricted to:
• Mental health issues
• Learning disabilities
• Personality disorders
• Physical disabilities
• Acquired brain injury
• Dementia
• Autistic spectrum disorders
• Drug and alcohol issues
Circles are supporting the Scotland wide rollout of the Keep Safe/I Am Me campaign which is run in
conjunction with Police Scotland.
The Keep Safe campaign raises awareness of disability hate crime, which is one of the most under
reported crimes in Scotland. To do this we require a volunteer to take responsibility for raising awareness
of the scheme, support businesses through the application process and co-ordinate/deliver training, along
with Police Scotland and other volunteers.

Organisation aims and objectives

Providing individual independent and professional advocacy Many people in society are disempowered. Disempowered to such an extent that they are unlikely to be able to fulfil their basic human needs, or demand their basic human rights. Circles Network have been providing advocacy for disabled and disadvantaged people for over 16 years. Our Individual Independent Professional Advocacy work aims to: Safeguard people who are vulnerable and discriminated against, or who services find difficult to serve. Empower people who need a stronger voice, by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions. Enable people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and to make their views and wishes known. Speak on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves. We use advocacy in a wide range of settings from Collective Advocacy where people are inspired and supported in groups or a Patients Council to directly providing Individual Independent Professional Advocacy for a wide range of people including those with dementia or enduring mental ill health, people with eating disorders, people with learning difficulties and people supported in forensic settings. In Scotland, our advocacy projects continue to thrive. The extensive range of advocacy work we have undertaken has helped us to develop a unique Person Centred approach to advocacy and includes: Current Projects Advocacy in Fife Advocacy in Glasgow Advocacy in Inverclyde Advocacy in Moray Advocacy in South Ayrshire










No minimum requirement, whatever the volunteer can give.


Experience required: To be able to communicate with people about Keep Safe with the support of other volunteers.
Travel details: At the Circles office in Moss Street Elgin and at various locations throughout Moray. No travel expenses are paid to get to the office but are paid when you travel outwith the office
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Please note Circles cannot pay expenses for volunteers to get to the place of volunteering, but if a volunteer incurs expenses travelling to an external organisation, as part of their role, that can be covered.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: An initial induction will be given which includes information about Circles history, what we do as a service and about the importance of confidentiality which is strictly adhered to in our work. The opportunity to complete online Flick training and to join in the ongoing training opportunities we regularily have. We have monthly volunteer team meetings and you will be supported by a volunteer organiser, service manager and our other very supportive volunteers. The opportunity to receive training to be a volunteer advocate is also available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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