A Decision Making Toolkit: The Impact of Easing Restrictions on Befriending

As the governments across the UK begin to loosen lockdown restrictions, we need to consider the implications for befriending. Befriending Networks has produced this toolkit to provide some overarching principles to guide your decision making and risk assessment processes. The toolkit is aimed at decisions around 1:1 befriending and protecting volunteers and service users (at this time, face to face group befriending remains against government guidelines). Please download the toolkit and follow the steps to ensure the rights, wellbeing, dignity and safety of those most vulnerable in our communities remain at the heart of our policies and decisions. Updated May 2021