For more information on the Concern debates programme please click here.
All adjudicators will be required to have an AccessNI basic disclosure check. You will also be required to accept Concern’s Code of Conduct and Associated Policies. In order to volunteer as an adjudicator mobile phone numbers are required. When agreeing to adjudicate at an individual debate, mobile phone numbers will be shared with the teacher from the participating schools and other participating Volunteer Adjudicators. This is to ensure the event runs smoothly, that all parties are aware of the location and time of the debate, to communicate changes to timetables, changes to the venue or any issues which may arise.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from engagement and/or employment with Concern Worldwide (UK) please see our policy on Recruiting People with Criminal Records.
* Chief Adjudicator - willing to give feedback to teams and announce the result at the end.
Debates take place from Monday to Thursday and generally start at 7pm or 8 pm. If there are any particular evenings, dates or months that you already know do not suit you, please let us know.
When agreeing to adjudicate an individual debate, Volunteer Adjudicator’s mobile numbers will be shared with the teacher from the participating school and other participating Volunteer Adjudicators.
This is to ensure the event runs smoothly, that all parties are aware of the location and time of the debate, to communicate changes to timetables, changes to the venue or any issues which may arise. Volunteer Adjudicators commit to maintaining the strictest confidentiality with any personal data which may be shared with them during the debates and to delete any such information at the end of the debate unless they have prior consent from an individual to keep that information.
Concern will contact Volunteer Adjudicators annually after initial registration in order to see if Volunteers Adjudicators are willing to participate again in the Concern Debates Programme. Concern will retain details of Volunteer Adjudicators for seven years, for safeguarding purposes. After seven years if Volunteer Adjudicators no longer wish to participate, Concern will remove Volunteer Adjudicator’s details from Concern’s systems. Concern Worldwide takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. By signing this, you agree to adhere to these codes of practice and our fair processing notice.