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Free criminal checks are saved by Compact code

Free criminal record checks for volunteers have been saved by tough negotiations to agree a new Volunteering Compact Code of Good Practice, unveiled at the European Volunteering Assembly in Wolverhampton last week.

Volunteer numbers are growing, but the proportion of checks on them are also rising rapidly under pressure from insurers and charities' risk assessments - volunteers account for about 20 per cent of all criminal record checks.

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