Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

Please complete Sections 1 and 2 fully. All volunteers applying online will be required to sign and date this form if invited to attend an interview.

1. Personal Details

Contact Information

2. Emergency Contact Details

Contact Information

10. When are you able to volunteer?


Self-disclosure

Ready Steady Read is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an appropriate DBS check during our recruitment process.

All Ready Steady Read volunteers must complete and sign this declaration.

The DBS filtering guidance is available at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance 

Do you have any convictions, cautions or reprimands or final warnings which would not be filtered in line with current DBS guidance?
 Yes No Don't know

Does your name appear on the Independent Safeguarding Authority list of individuals who are barred from working with children (formerly known as List 99 and the Protection of the Children Act List) or PVG list (Scotland)?
 Yes No Don't know

Have you ever been the subject of a disciplinary hearing by any professional body?
 Yes No Don't know

Have you ever been the subject of any allegation, concern or disciplinary process in relation to your contact or care of children by any official body?
 Yes No Don't know

Have you ever been dismissed or been asked to leave employment or voluntary activity due to allegations of inappropriate behavior towards a child?
 Yes No Don't know

Have you ever been disqualified from working with children or young people?
 Yes No Don't know

If you have answered 'Yes' or 'Don't know' to any of these questions you will be contacted by us to discuss before your application can be progressed.

I declare that the information I have given on this form is complete and accurate and that I am not banned or disqualified from working with children nor subject to any sanctions or conditions imposed by The Disclosure and Barring Service or a regulatory body.

I confirm that the above information given by me is correct and that I consent to my personal data being processed and kept for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The legal basis for processing the information you provide as part of your volunteer application is legitimate interest as we require this data to determine your suitability to volunteer with us. By sending us this information you are consenting for us to process that information for the purposes of enabling us to create an electronic and paper record of your application and to determine your suitability to volunteer. We may also use the information to compile statistics provided that no statistical information that would identify you as an individual will be published.

The information we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

We respect your privacy and promise to keep your information safe and secure. We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you with any third party organisations, without your consent.

We will retain your information for no longer than twelve months if you are unsuccessful in your application. If you are successful it will become part of your volunteer file and be kept for the duration of your time volunteering with Ready Steady Read, plus six years.

You can update your data or ask to have your data deleted by emailing us on hello@readysteadyread.org

By pressing 'SEND' below (or in the case of postal applications signing below) I confirm that the above information given by me is correct and that I consent to my personal information being processed and kept for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations.

 I Confirm




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