Scheme’s success

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VOLUNTEERs who completed specialist training attended a celebration in Matlock.

More than 50 people successfully finished the Derbyshire Volunteer Passport Scheme attended the ceremony at County Hall.

The passport scheme was developed by the county council – in partnership with the voluntary, community and independent sector – to give volunteers skills needed to work with youngsters.

Cllr Barry Lewis, cabinet member for young people, presented volunteers with certificates and ID badges at the event.

He said: “I was delighted to be able to congratulate excellent volunteers throughout the county who are helping us support children and families.”

Volunteers on the course are offered five three-hour training sessions covering topics including first aid, health and safety and keeping children safe.