The Steel Valley Project recognises and embraces social media as a tool to share positive news stories, to improve awareness of our projects/events and to raise funds.

Many of our volunteers, trustees, supporters and staff are on social media, using it to help share information about the Steel Valley Project and also in their private lives. We encourage individuals to engage, collaborate and innovate through social media, whilst being aware of the potential impact on both themselves and the charity.

Please remember that when talking about the Steel Valley Project, we are all ambassadors and that social media is never private.

The social media policy below aims to:

  • Give clear guidelines on what volunteers, trustees and staff can say about the Steel Valley Project;
  • Comply with relevant legislation and protect volunteers, trustees and staff;
  • Help supervisors to manage performance effectively;
  • Help volunteers, trustees and staff draw a line between their private lives and their work with the Steel Valley Project;
  • Protect the Steel Valley Project against liability from the actions of volunteers, trustees and staff;
  • Be clear about sensitive issues and explain how problems with inappropriate use will be addressed.