GMVSS Information, guidance and factsheets

GMVSS (Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support) has produced a comprehensive set of step-by-step factsheets. Each factsheet is no longer than two double-sided sheets of A4 and has been created to provide a basic starting point for the voluntary and community organisations across Greater Manchester on some key areas of support. Short guides may be slightly longer.

DBS Checks

DBS (Formally CRB) – Disclosure and Barring Service
The disclosure and barring service helps organisations make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups of people. For more information on the DBS criteria and procedure please click here.

Accessing FREE DBS check for volunteers.

Following the closure of Anchorpoint Stockport for help with DBS checks please contact Stockport Council DBS Service: or call 0161 474 3166 during the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Free Funding Opportunities Information

SAVY have collated information on local and national youth funding opportunities. If you would like support with your application please get in touch!

For a full list of active funding streams:
Local and National Youth Funding Opportunities

Free Social Media Training Advice

Are you wanting to promote your group to a wider audience but not sure how to use platforms such as facebook or twitter or what the restrictions are for young peope and social media SAVY can help. We are able to arrange a visit to you group to ensure that you become confident in using social media to market your group and to know the restrictions on marketing through it Young People.

Free Relationship and Sex Education Sessions

Do you need help or support to discuss sexual health or relationships with your youth group? We can help!

Get in touch if you would like a SAVY member of staff to visit your group to run a session.

Free Internet Safety Sessions

Please contact us if you would benefit from a CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) trained staff member visiting your group to run an internet safety session.