This legal update has been received from Sandy Adirondack on Volunteering issues (2nd February 2015).
Updated information sheets from Wales Council for Voluntary Action (applicable in England, and probably 99% in Scotland and Northern Ireland as well).
Plus what’s happening with the former Volunteering England website.
The 3R promise and the Call for Action Progress Group report; European Parliament resolution on volunteering and voluntary activity in Europe; European charter on the rights and responsibilities of volunteers.
New information sheet from Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
NCVO guidance on safeguarding in volunteer involving organisations.
DWP1023 (Volunteering while getting benefits) was archived on Gov.uk on 31 January – and does not appear to have been replaced.
There’s a significant lack of information on the Gov.uk website.
See Sandy Adirondack’s website for all her updates on legal issues affecting voluntary and community organisations at www.sandy-a.co.uk/legal.htm.