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Volunteer code of practice launched

25 May 2012

Following the May 2011 publication of Unshackling Good Neighbours - the report of the red tape taskforce chaired by Lord Hodgson that considered how to cut red tape for small charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises - Volunteering England and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) convened a working group of the voluntary & community sector and the insurance industry. Community Matters is a member of this group, which is chaired by our Chief Executive, David Tyler.

Amongst its other work, the group has developed a code of practice for volunteers. It provides some basic guidance on staying safe, with the aim of reassuring people that by volunteering they aren't placing themselves at great risk of litigation. The simple code is available here.

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