LCV Policies

COVID-19 outbreak: The current Omicron wave is concerning but for now our task programme continues to run in line with government guidance for Beyond Level 0 (as updated on 2021-11-16) As outdoor activities our tasks are relatively safe but use of the minibus is potentially risky. Therefore we request that all volunteers who are using the minibus to attend tasks should take a lateral flow test on the morning of the task, hopefully catching any cases before they cause an issue. Additional measures may well be announced by the government over the coming days and weeks; should these affect LCV's activities we will inform volunteers.

On a happier note, our exciting task programme for Q1 2022 is now available. We hope to see you on task soon.

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:
Dec 2021
Policy review date:
Mar 2022

 COVID-19 infection mitigation rules for LCV Minibus (draft)

Coronavirus Volunteering Position Statement

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

Policy approved:
Dec 2021
Policy review date:
Mar 2022

 Coronavirus: volunteering position statement

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 2021
Policy review date:
Dec 2023

 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 2021
Policy review date:
Dec 2023

 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 2022
Policy review date:
Jan 2024

 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:
Oct 2021
Policy review date:
Oct 2023

 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 2021
Policy review date:
Dec 2023

 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