how we are safeguarding members

May 18, 2019

With the new arrangement of information on the WWOOF UK website, our trustees have taken the opportunity to review how we support members to stay safe during WWOOF exchanges. 

There’s now a Safeguarding page which you can find under the How It Works menu from our homepage – it’s a one-stop-shop for all the information you might need whilst WWOOFing or hosting. 

What exactly is Safeguarding, you may ask?!  It’s about protecting everyone from harm, abuse or neglect, and ensuring the well-being of all people.  WWOOFing should happen in a safe and trusted environment, and it takes both hosts and WWOOFers to create this safe space.

Safeguarding is especially important if you are a WWOOFer aged 16 or 17, or if you are host who is planning on hosting under 18 WWOOFers – but it does apply to everyone so we’d recommend you spend 10 minutes taking a quick look.

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