'One stop shop' for adults working with children

15th August 2008 at 01:00

Research findings published this week indicating that child protection vetting does not discourage sporting volunteers is a heartening recognition that they support and understand the need for child protection measures.

The report identifies the need for easy access for volunteers to information, guidance and shared practice - something that previous research by the Children's Commissioner has also highlighted.

We would like to see a "one stop shop" which advises and encourages adult volunteers to tackle the widespread uncertainty about insurance, form- filling and regulation.

Young people consistently tell us they want safe, fun things to do, and sport and other activities can help to bridge the divide between generations. So ensuring the right support is in place is crucial.

Maire McCormack, head of policy, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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