The purpose and scope of this safeguarding policy
Our World Collective collects and re-distributes donations to charitable partners. We offer drop-off points and collections to allow members of the public to make their donations, as well as opportunities for members of the public to purchase essential items to support asylum seekers via our charity partners. Our volunteers co-ordinate these donations, checking, sorting and packing items before transportation to the charities we support.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of Our World Collective.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England.
We believe that:
Our World Collective does not work directly with children, young people or adults and contact with the general public is restricted to the collection, or drop-off of donations, from or by members of the general public. However, if any members of the collective are concerned about any issues or observations, these will be discussed with the Lead Safeguarding Officer who will seek advice from appropriate safeguarding partners such as the local authority.
All discussions between the volunteers and the lead safeguarding officer will be documented and recorded by the Lead Safeguarding Officer, as well as any follow up action taken.
The Lead Safeguarding Officer for Our World Collective is Sarah Edwards. She is a qualified, registered and practicing Social Worker within the UK.
This policy was last updated on 31/10/2020 and has been written in good faith.
Our community continues to operate despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
We are taking a variety of different precautions to ensure the safety of our donors, volunteers and partner charities. Read more about these in our COVID-19 section.