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Safeguarding Adults Advice for Coronavirus Volunteers

Dear Devon volunteer,


Firstly, thank you for volunteering in these challenging times. It is wonderful to see people pull together to build resilience and support the most vulnerable people in our community. Your efforts are recognised and appreciated.


We have created a Coronavirus advice sheet to help you see safeguarding adults as intrinsic to your volunteering role, whether it is making a welfare telephone call, delivering food packages or walking a dog to help a neighbour.


The message is simple- if you see something, say something!


This 3 minute video – Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers video produced by Waltham Forest Council* provides basic information on safeguarding adults. If you would like any more information, please explore our website.


The Preventing Exploitation Toolkit is for anyone who, through their paid or voluntary work, may come across people who are vulnerable to exploitation. It will help you understand, identify and report signs of exploitation, and access guidance and support.


To support our volunteers, we have made safeguarding e-learning training available and free to access. The safeguarding e-learning module takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Please email for them to set up an account for you. You will need to include your full name, role, email address and contact number in this email.


To report a concern:

In an emergency always call 999

If you think that someone is being abused or neglected within Devon you can raise a safeguarding concern by calling Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 or emailing 



*Our thanks to Waltham Forest Council for use of their video.