LCV Policies

COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-05-11 the Scottish Government released an update to the Coronavirus restrictions in force. The relaxation of restrictions is proceeding according to plan and indicates the general level of risk is acceptable. Our tasks in the Edinburgh area resumed in April and we are undertaking tasks elsewhere as well.

Therefore our task programme to the end of June will continue. Hope to see you on task soon.

The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity provides "voluntary and charitable services" and "an organised [outdoor] activity". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation. We may adopt other measures (e.g. restricting numbers) where it is appropriate to do so for the safety of our clients and volunteers.

LCV has a number of policies. This page contains links to the current versions.

COVID-19 infection mitigation rules for LCV Minibus

This policy outlines LCV's approach to mitigating the risk to volunteers when using the minibus during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rules are non-negotiable. Any questions regarding their application should be directed to the Minibus manager

Policy approved:
May 2021
Policy review date:
Aug 2021

 COVID-19 infection mitigation rules for LCV Minibus

Coronavirus Volunteering Position Statement

This policy outlines LCV's approach to volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic.

Policy approved:
Jun 2021
Policy review date:
Aug 2021

 Coronavirus: volunteering position statement (draft)

Volunteer Expenses Policy

Governs the payment of expenses to volunteers when acting on behalf of LCV. The policy for residentials is slightly different - see below.

Policy approved:
Dec 2019
Policy review date:
Dec 2021

 Volunteer Expenses Policy

You may also need the payments record form used when making a claim.

Volunteer Expenses Policy - residentials

Governs the circumstances under which LCV may be prepared to contribute towards the costs of volunteer participation in residentials.

Policy approved:
Dec 2019
Policy review date:
Dec 2021

 Volunteer Expenses Policy (residentials)

Health and Safety Policy

Governs the application of relevant Health and Safety law within LCV. This document should be read in conjunction with our risk assessments.

All these documents are presently under review to reflect current best practice. New versions shall appear here shortly.

Policy approved:
May 2020
Policy review date:
Jun 2021

 Health and Safety Policy

Vehicle use without CPC

LCV operates a vehicle and this policy document describes our position on operating the vehicle without a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Policy approved:
Jan 2020
Policy review date:
Jan 2022

 Vehicle use without CPC

Facilities Access

Governs the conditions under which LCV issues keys and permits access by volunteers to the toolsheds and other locations associated with LCV.

Policy approved:
Mar 2020
Policy review date:
Mar 2022

 Facilities Access Policy

Code of Conduct for LCV Trustees

LCV trustees are required to observe the following code of conduct. This should be read in conjunction with the LCV Constitution

Policy approved:
May 2019
Policy review date:
May 2021

 Code of Conduct for LCV Trustees

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Policy

This policy describes LCV's position with respect to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Policy approved:
Dec 2019
Policy review date:
Dec 2021

 Protection of Vulnerable Groups Policy

Leader' Guide

While not strictly a policy, the leader's guide is a useful when trying to apply the Health and Safety policy in particular.

You can start reading in the "Howto" section

Privacy Policy

This is part of the website itself and can be viewed here