Volunteering

Frameworks and guidance

These frameworks are set by government and other agencies. We use them to set our standards and shape our service.

Covid 19 Government Guidelines

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

General Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR)

https://www.gov.uk/data-protection

Volunteer Right

https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/volunteers-rights

Employee Rights

https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/worker

Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act (2007)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2007/10/contents

Adult Protection Information Leaflet – Edinburgh Council

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/22781/adult-protection-information-leaflet

Mental Health (Scotland Act) 2015

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2015/9/contents

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000)

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2000/4/contents

The Equality Act (2010)

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

The Human Rights Act 1998

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland – Alcohol Related Brain Damage – A new guide

https://www.mwcscot.org.uk/news/alcohol-related-brain-damage-new-guide

Alcohol & Brain Damage in Adults – Royal College of Psychiatrists CR185

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/docs/default-source/improving-care/better-mh-policy/college-reports/college-report-cr185.pdf?sfvrsn=66534d91_2

Alcohol Related Brain Damage – Diagnosis & Treatment

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-related-brain-damage-arbd-diagnosis-and-treatment

Alcohol Related Brain Damage – Signs & Symptoms

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-related-brain-damage-arbd-signs-and-symptoms

Alcohol Framework 2018

https://www.gov.scot/publications/alcohol-framework-2018-preventing-harm-next-steps-changing-relationship-alcohol/

Rights Respect & Recovery: Scotland’s alcohol and drug treatment strategy 2018

https://www.gov.scot/publications/rights-respect-recovery/

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

https://www.shaap.org.uk/downloads/reports-and-briefings.html

NHS (Scotland) Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS)

http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/2587/mesas-monitoring-report-2019.pdf

Useful information about volunteering

Ongoing support for learning & development

Volunteer resources & Forms

Covid and volunteering

Getting help from CARDS

Evaluations & reports

Frameworks & Guidance