For current volunteers
Giving phone support
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not currently possible to visit Brook House or Tinsley House. We have produced a phone support guidance document, that you can find here. It’s the first chapter of our learning on phone support and open to all of you to add to, from your experience as visitors offering phone support.
Every time you encounter a new situation or a new learning opportunity for us all, please share it and if you send it to Daniel, it’ll be added to our notes. We love advice sheets that don’t ossify but grow with our combined learning. View the Phone Support notes here.
Upcoming visitor group meetings
Crawley: 25 March 6:30pm
Horsham: 20 April 7:45pm
Please note Visitor Group meetings may take place via Zoom.
29th April – We will be holding a training on legal issues, this will include an overview of the asylum process, and the legal aid process. Two solicitors from Wilsons will be delivering this training. It will take place in Haywards Heath, at Clair Hall, 19:00 – 21:00. If you are interested in attending this training please contact email@example.com. If its necessary to rearrange this training we will inform people who have shown interest in good time.
26th April – Chepstow – CANCELLED
17th May – Lingfield – CANCELLED
6th June – Deal
More details TBC. Call us on 01293 657070 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
GDWG Volunteer policies are available to view and download here:
- Adults Safeguarding
- Child Safeguarding
- Conflicts of interest
- Property policy
- Visiting detainees who pose a safety risk
- Visiting detainees with serious convictions or inappropiate behaviour
- Visiting suicidal detainees
- Volunteer complaints, comments and compliments procedure
- Volunteer disciplinary procedure
- Guidelines on gift giving
- Guidelines on staying in touch with former detainees
- Volunteering policy
- Volunteer Code of Conduct