Safeguarding a Diabetes Charity Community and Knowing if You’ve Done the Right Thing
Safeguarding is a term used in Ireland and the United Kingdom that covers efforts to protect the health, wellbeing, and human rights of people, especially children and those who are otherwise vulnerable.
At Diabetes UK, four people alternate by week as the safeguarding lead, helping to protect those that the charity comes in contact with. One of them is Josh Poncil, the online community and learning manager. Among his responsibilities is Diabetes UK’s online forum.
On this episode, we talk about safeguarding and knowing if you’ve done the right thing at the end of the day, plus:
- What is considered “too technical” for the average member to answer in a diabetes community?
- How Josh writes for a vulnerable audience
- Moderation decisions that could trigger a meltdown