Co-ordinator of Salvation Army partner CWNS resigns over safety dispute

Nobby Clarke, co-ordinator of Coventry Winter Night Shelter, resigned due to concerns over safety checks of visitors in the charity.

Source: Hope Coventry

He claimed that some of the visitors that are referred from the Salvation Army have background records of violence and that twice he felt at risk whilst working in the charity.

Mr. Clarke said: “I have seen too many people standing on the steps of official buildings saying they will learn lessons from what has gone wrong and the problem is nearly always no joined up processes.”

He said that the Salvation Army should do closer checks on referrals, which would help the assessment process that the CWNS takes on potential visitors.

CWNS offers shelter to the homeless over the winter period until 31st March 2017 and has already helped 4 people move into accommodation. They work with the Salvation Army, which accepts applications at their building on Harnall Lane West.

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