Child Protection

Statement of Intent:

As members of the Bookham Youth and Community Association we are committed to safeguarding children and young people.

We recognise that the work we undertake with children and young people is the responsibility of our trustees, our members and our volunteers.

We are committed to implementing procedures and maintaining a code of conduct, which is based on government guidance, "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006" with the intention of ensuring that no child or young person for whom we take responsibility is placed at risk of harm.

We undertake to ensure that for all trustees, members and volunteers references are taken up and checks are made through the Criminal Records Bureau.

We will ensure access to appropriate Child Protection training for all trustees, members and volunteers.

We will respond without delay to every complaint made that a child or young person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.

We will fully co-operate with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a trustee, member or volunteer.

This is an extract from our Child Protection Policy, agreed by the Board 9th Oct 2008.