Volunteers Analysis released by the Education Policy Institute evidences an increase in the use of volunteers in early years provision settings. Researchers examining data on the early years workforce in England found evidence of increased use of unpaid workers, 15.5% in Reception classes and 10.8% in Nurseries. As this upward trend is likely to continue, it is essential volunteers receive a good safeguarding induction and ongoing training. This will enable them to contribute effectively, consistently and thrive in their role. It is now a statutory requirement to determine if they are or will be working in a ‘regulated activity’ capacity through conducting an individual risk assessment which should be recorded in a new column on your Single Central Record.
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