Camp Safeguarding Officer

  • VO59303


Description

Our Safeguarding Officers are an extremely important part of Camp as they act as ambassadors of our Safeguarding policy, helping to ensure the mutual protection of Campers/ Volunteers/Staff.
You will often be the first port of call for Volunteers concerned the Safeguarding Policy has been breached, that Campers or Volunteers are potentially the victims of neglect or abuse, or any other queries surrounding Safeguarding issues. Your role would be to support the person who has reported concerns to you & also inform OTW staff of their disclosure. Whilst you will not be responsible for contacting the appropriate authorities to investigate concerns, you will be vital in ensuring the correct channels are made aware of any Safeguarding breaches. Throughout Camp you will need to be vigilant & observant to ensure Safeguarding procedures are in place & being followed.
As with our ‘Team Mate’ volunteers you will also be allocated to a Camp team & complete the everyday Team Mate role. You will therefore be an essential part of implementing Therapeutic Recreation at Camp (see our website for more info.), helping to support/guide/inspire/empower our Campers to maximise their potential/increase confidence. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 & 15-17 years. You will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. In return, as a Volunteer you will:
•Participate in a unique,unforgettable experience
•Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation
•Meet fantastic new people & make friends

Organisation aims and objectives

Our Mission is to provide free of charge, life-changing camp experiences to children with serious health challenges and their families. Our Vision is to grow our organisation and services so that we can cater for every qualifying child and family member wishing to attend our Camps. Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges. We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen.

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Restrictions

There is a minimum age because our Campers go up to the age of 17 and so we need people above the age of our Campers.
Experience required: •Experience relevant to a Safeguarding role •The ability to form positive, supportive relationships •Energetic & enthusiastic •Excellent communications skills •Works effectively as part of a team •Is reliable & dependable •Has a sense of fun!
Travel details: Camps this year will be taking place at the Strathallan School in Perth
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Some travel expenses are available. We collect Volunteers from the nearest train station to our Camps at specific collection times. All food & accommodation is included whilst at Camp.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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