ONSIDE is an independent charity promoting the rights and interests of people facing disadvantage. No matter who you are or where you’re from, ONSIDE believes that everyone is entitled to fair, equal treatment and opportunity. We are all about people; supporting and empowering them to make informed decisions and to live the very best life possible. It’s an ambitious goal, and the rewards can be lifechanging for those concerned. Our skilled staff and volunteers make a real difference to the lives of over 8,500 people a year across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

At ONSIDE we recruit people who

Are passionate about what they do
Value difference
Are creative in their approach
Are committed to fairness and justice



Safeguarding Statement

ONSIDE is committed to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.

ONSIDE is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk of harm or abuse, who come into contact with ONSIDE staff and volunteers, are treated with respect and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, including their legal and statutory responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact. Our Trustees recognise their responsibility for ensuring that those benefiting from, or working with the organisation, are not harmed in any way through their contact with ONSIDE.

ONSIDE have comprehensive safeguarding policies which are reviewed annually.

The designated safeguarding lead responsible for safeguarding children and young people is Sarah Hudson, Safeguarding Manager.

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