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Volunteer Family support charity seeking Trustee with a strong understanding of safeguarding

Home-Start Erewash


Posted over 30 days ago...

Home-Start Erewash has been supporting families facing challenges for 34 years. We currently have a vacancy for a trustee to oversee the organisational safeguarding procedures and responsibilities


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Ilkeston, DE7 8DX

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Home-Start Erewash belongs to a national Federation with a strong background in supporting and safeguarding parents and their children. We recognise the challenges they face and the importance of positive and caring intervention in the early years of a childs life. To ensure we continue to deliver the best safeguarding practice possible, we require a trustee with responsibility for supporting the operational strategic safeguarding lead and to contribute to general board decisions keeping children in mind.  

What are we looking for?

Ideally you will have a good understanding of the factors that contribute to good safeguarding practice and the challenges families face. Prior experience working in safeguarding, social work, healthcare, education, or a related field is highly beneficial. This could include direct experience working with vulnerable individuals or families facing challenging circumstances. The ability to collaborate effectively with other trustees and staff members, is essential for achieving our safeguarding objectives and promoting a culture of safety and support. Essentially you will be dedicated, compassionate, and committed to promoting the safety, well-being, and rights of vulnerable individuals and families within the community of Erewash.  A willingness to contribute to the positive direction of the organisation and undertake additional Home-Start UK training to support this.  

What difference will you make?

As a safeguarding trustee, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring that our organisation remains responsive and relevant to the families we serve. Your unique skills and experiences are invaluable to us. By joining our board, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic progression of our charity and help us achieve our mission of shaping the early years of a child's life. The role of a safeguarding trustee is central to everything we do at Home-Start Erewash. You'll be responsible for helping to create and maintain a safe and supportive environment for the families we work with, ensuring that their needs are met and their voices are heard. If you're passionate about making a difference in the lives of families and children in our community, we want to hear from you. Join us as a safeguarding trustee and help us continue our vital work in supporting families through the challenges of early parenthood.


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