Public Liability insurance, with a Limit of Indemnity of £10,000,000 per claim plus legal costs, is in place to provide relevant cover for all recognised schemes and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers carrying out their roles across England and Wales. The insurance is extended to include cover for Products Liability up to £10,000,000 a year, and Employer’s Liability. This cover is paid for by Neighbourhood Watch Network.

Access Insurance Services, a Charity specialist Chartered Broker, has arranged this comprehensive cover with RSA Insurance Group plc at a very competitive premium — recognising the important community role which volunteers undertake across the movement.

The protection will continue to include cover for Community Emergency Planning Committees and ‘emergency neighbourly acts’ if undertaken under the Neighbourhood Watch banner whilst they are undertaking tasks on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch.

The certificate (below) can be downloaded and printed off as and when needed. If you have general enquiries regarding this insurance, please contact Neighbourhood Watch.  If your enquiry is Policy specific, please contact Access Insurance directly by e-mail, phone 0333 344 7429, or visit

We have provided a blank downloadable template for risk assessment and different things to consider when completing the form include tripping, falling, road safety, volunteer safety, making a cup of tea for an event (scolding, container that the hot water is in, safety of the volunteer), if you have any questions in relation to completing the risk assessment form, please refer these to the insurers Access Insurance.