9.6 Your Volunteering with Vulnerable Individuals

This module has explained when an individual may be vulnerable and what the court can do to support them.

In this module you have learned about:

  • What is meant by vulnerability
  • What the court can do to support vulnerable people
  • How Support Through Court works with vulnerable people.

When volunteering with clients who may be vulnerable, please remember:

  • Vulnerability is not always visible. Any client can potentially be vulnerable so keep an open mind and be sensitive to any specific needs a client may bring to your attention.
  • Remember a volunteer's role is to empower clients to manage their own case, not to remove a client's choice or autonomy.
  • Make sure you understand the process for applying for Special measures [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   in your court.

Support Through Court have a suite of training modules which you can complete so please do take a look at the other modules available. You can study these in any order. They include:

The domestic abuse modules are designed to be studied in order, from the first to the third. These modules are:

  1. Introducing domestic abuse
  2. Supporting survivors of domestic abuse
  3. Supporting clients who are accused of perpetrating domestic abuse

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9.5 How Support Through Court works with vulnerable Individuals