Are there really just three key opportunities for learning and development in charities?
In December 2011, the Leadership 20:20 Commission established by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations published a series of recommendations.
Considerations for managing volunteers in your charity
It’s important we define exactly what a volunteer is before we look into how to effectively manage them within your organisation.
Using our free resources to support your charity's Learning and Development strategy
Virtual College has developed a range of free resources in order to support frontline professionals, such as those for charities and safeguarding organisations. Here are our top tips for making the most of them.
Bespoke safeguarding training vs off-the-shelf courses
In the Safeguarding sector, Bespoke and off-the-shelf courses can achieve knowledge based outcomes and encourage a positive behaviour change in learners.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) gained Royal assent in 2005 and has been fully in force since 2007. In 2009, amendments were made to the MCA to include the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (or DoLS), but what are they for?
Safeguarding in the Workplace
Safeguarding is the practice of ensuring that vulnerable people have their health, well-being and rights protected in society. In this article, we’re going to consider what safeguarding means in the workplace - what it covers, and what employees need to do.
Why is e-safety such an important issue?
This article looks at social media as well as other on line services and the importance of appropriate use.
Work and Pension Committee highlights 'inexcusable' support for slavery victims
Failures in the UK's system for dealing with modern slavery are allowing the inexcusable scenario of victims being reduced to destitution while their abusers walk free.
What is safeguarding?
This article looks at what safeguarding is, When it is used, What constitutes abuse, Ways of safeguardinging, Legislation and Responsibility of employers.
Education and immigration: Language barriers and how to deal with them
While the UK prides itself on being a diverse and multicultural country, language barriers can sometimes prevent children from learning and getting the most out of their education. This article looks at how we can deal with these language barriers to impr