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Safeguarding Support Services for Voluntary and Community Groups in Hull and East Riding

East Riding Voluntary Action Services, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council and the Local Safeguarding Boards, offers additional support to all Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) groups and organizations working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, in order to ensure they have in place appropriate policies and procedures in order to meet their safeguarding responsibilities.

ERVAS offers a range of support to VCS and some independent groups in regard to developing safeguarding policies and procedures, as well as access to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (formerly CRB checks), processed on line at a competitive rate, a variety of policy templates and links to reputable insurance brokers who specialise in voluntary youth activity.

ERVAS will also provide groups with the following:

  • Access to a range of appropriate safeguarding related training
  • Regular information from a variety of safeguarding sources via e-bulletin, social media
  • Access to Information events and conferences regarding safeguarding
  • Possible partnership developments
  • Membership of various networks

If your group or organization does not have all the essential criteria in place, we are more than happy to send you our toolkit containing all safeguarding children and vulnerable adult policy documents and accompanying information, or we can arrange a one to one visit with your group if you would prefer.

If you would like further information as to how your organisation can ensure it is meeting it’s safeguarding responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the ERVAS team on 01482 871077 email:

Useful Websites

You will also find a wealth of information relating to safeguarding on the following websites:

Local Safeguarding Boards

East Riding Safeguarding Children Board 

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board

Healthwatch Directory of Mental Health and Wellbeing in East Riding of Yorkshire

Hull Safeguarding Children Board

Hull Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board 

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board

North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Other websites relating to safeguarding

Children and Young People:


Not in Our Community – Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Exploitation and Online Protection 

Churches Child Protection Advisory Service

Diocese of York Safeguarding Children

Anti Bullying Alliance


Guide to Free Domestic Violence Helplines



The Care Act 2014

Action on Elder Abuse

Age UK


Social Care Institute for Excellence

Safeguarding People – Care Quality Commission