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Do you want to network, learn and share with other volunteer involving organisations? Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) is a free session for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Organised 4 times a year, sessions will address topics that those working with volunteers want to hear more about.  All events are free and held in Volunteer Now’s offices at Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF.

TOPIC:  Safe and Fair Risk Assessment of Conviction Information

DATE:  Wednesday 6 November 2019  (10am-12.30pm)

VENUE: Volunteer Now, Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF

This session will be delivered by NIACRO and will cover:

  • A brief overview of how the criminal justice system in NI works including PSNI, PPS, Courts and PBNI
  • Criminal records – what is retained, where, for how long and who can access it
  • Access NI levels of checks and appeals
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders (NI) Order 1978 and subsequent updates (spent/unspent/filtering)
  • Risk assessment and defensible decision making
  • Disclosure statements and Disclosure Panels
  • Record Keeping and GDPR
  • Setting fair and clear policies around recruitment of people with previous convictions

Please confirm your attendance with Nicole.Gorman@volunteernow.co.uk by 30 October 2019

Is there a topic you would really like us to address through VOLT?  Let us know what you are thinking about and we will try to get it on the schedule in 2019.  Email:  Nicole.gorman@volunteernow.co.uk

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