Child Protection- Important volunteer information
The nature of volunteering with STEPS and Smart Futures means that as a STEPS volunteer you will come in contact with young people (less than 18 years of age).
It’s important that you take the time to review the Volunteer Code of Conduct and the Child Protection Policy statement in advance of volunteering as part of your induction to STEPS.
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It is important that you should not be in a situation where you are left alone with a young person.STEPS will take care to ensure the safety of all volunteers as far as is reasonably practicable. It is also the responsibility of volunteers to ensure their own health and safety when dealing with members of the public or school students and to act safely and responsibly. Volunteers should immediately contact the STEPS team to report any accidents, injuries or concerns that occur while volunteering.
If you wish to organise a photo of your visit (i.e. for a company newsletter etc.) then please advise STEPS who will forward consent forms to you in advance of your visit.
Any volunteer who may have unsupervised access to children must undergo Garda Vetting as part of their recruitment process.
The STEPS team requires all volunteers volunteering on behalf of STEPS more than eight times per annum
to undergo Garda Vetting.
Read more about Garda vetting