Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

WWOOF UK has a detailed safeguarding policy. Safeguarding is about protecting everyone from harm, abuse or neglect, and ensuring the well-being of all people.

Safeguarding starts before you get involved in any WWOOFing activity; hosts and WWOOFers should do their best to make sure they are arranging a suitable exchange.  Every WWOOF member also has a personal responsibility to make sure they are adequately insured, and that they are well enough – both mentally and physically – to take part in a WWOOF exchange.

WWOOFing should happen in a safe and trusted environment. It takes both hosts and WWOOFers to create this safe space, and that takes good communication.  See this link to How to be a Host for more advice for hosts and this link to Top 10 Tips for more advice for WWOOFers.

Safeguarding advice page for hosts

Safeguarding advice page for WWOOFers

WWOOF UK’s Safeguarding policy

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