Our aim is for our young people and adult team to feel as safe as possible at all times.
URGENT CONCERN ABOUT A YOUNG PERSON?
Call 0345 050 7666 or 999
Our leadership team can be identified by their orange t-shirts and/or orange staff badges.
Visitors are asked to sign in and are issued with pink badges. Unless you have signed in, you are not permitted past our foyer.
We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 8 young people at all times. Obviously this takes a lot of volunteers so if you feel you could help, even on an occasional basis, we would love to hear from you.
All regular adults have DBS (police) checks. Those without are not left unsupervised.
At least two adults are present at each session.
All regular session helpers complete Generalist Safeguarding training which is regularly updated. Safeguarding briefings and updates are provided to the team. The Designated Safeguarding Leads complete detailed training and are appointed to take lead responsibility for child protection issues at the club.
Sessions will always be covered by at least one adult with a current first aid certificate and another adult who will have first aid knowledge or be deemed competent to support the First Aider in charge.
During sessions which involve cooking, at least one adult will hold a valid Food & Hygiene Certificate.
Our Youth Leader is also a Mental Health First Aider.
The club has a full working alarm system with call points and fire extinguishers throughout. To comply with the law, we hold Fire Drills a minimum of three times per year.
BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT
Regular checks on the building and equipment are carried out weekly before sessions and throughout the year by those with an eye for maintenance. Our Health and Safety Representative is the Chair of Trustees. The Youth Leader produces a comprehensive buildings and equipment checklist detailing tasks requiring attention.