Your Safeguarding Responsibilities
Please note the content below applies to volunteers in England & Wales. For volunteers in Scotland or Northern Ireland please contact your local Young Enterprise team for further guidance.
As a Business Adviser for Young Enterprise you have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As part of your induction and ongoing role with Young Enterprise we ask Business Adviser to comply with our Safeguarding policy:
As a Business Adviser you will be asked to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role for which they are volunteering, including checks, as appropriate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As part of the Volunteer Agreement with Young Enterprise it is mandatory that you complete the essential online safeguarding training, without which you are not able to continue as a volunteer. The online safeguarding training is valid for three years. You can also join the DBS update service which makes renewal of DBS checks so much easier.
Concerned about a student?
If you have a safeguarding or child protection concern, please follow the procedure set out in Appendix 1b of the Safeguarding Policy. If you are concerned about a student in the company you are working with then address your concern in the first instance to the school’s designated safeguarding lead, followed immediately with your YE representative who will then inform YE’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Important Information for Volunteers:
The sections below contain important information for Volunteers. It is important that you familiarise yourself with each of these sections. If you have any problems accessing the resources or would like further information please contact our Volunteer Support Team on [email protected].