Appendix 1
Key Contacts: Sources of advice and support

The Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator has day to day responsibility for safeguarding on all North Avenue Youth Centre activities and should be the first contact point for staff and volunteers.

Name: Charlie Newton

Telephone No: 07521 445149


The Safeguarding Coordinator is the person to whom all concerns, or allegations should be addressed:

Name: Nicola Grieves

Telephone No: 07515 721172


Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) (This should only be used for urgent advice if you are unable to contact your Safeguarding Coordinator or Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator) 24 hour helpline: 0845 120 4550

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Name: Essex Duty LADO

Telephone: No 03330 139 797

Email: – Will be provided when calling

Statutory contact in the case of a child

Essex Social Care: 0345 603 7634
Out of hours: 0345b606 1212
Fax: 0300 123 0779

Appendix 2
Safeguarding Policy Statement

The following statement has been agreed by North Avenue Youth Centre Management committee and trustees and will be displayed in the youth centre

North Avenue Youth Centre is committed to the safeguarding of children and to promoting their well-being.

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and the board of trustees, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone working with, or on behalf of, North Avenue Youth Centre

The purpose of this policy:
To protect children and young people who receive North Avenue Youth Centre’s services. This includes the children of staff and volunteers

To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching (general) principles, procedures and guidelines that guide our approach to child protection

North Avenue Youth Centre believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. As a club we are committed to implementing safeguarding practices to protect children and young people

North Avenue Youth Centre recognises that we have a legal duty of care towards safeguarding the welfare of all young people and that it is the responsibility of everyone to remain alert and report any potential cases of abuse and neglect.

We respect the personal dignity and rights of children

We recognise that domestic abuse affects both adults and children and believe that domestic abuse in all its forms is unacceptable and is recognised as impacting on children as a form of abuse

We recognise that Children’s Services has responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child

We acknowledge that Local Authority Designated Officers (LADOs) has responsibility for dealing with all allegations and concerns about people working with children, whether paid or voluntary

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of all those involved with North Avenue Youth Centre

We are committed to:

The establishment of a positive environment, which is safe and caring, and where there is 
an informed vigilance about the dangers of abuse
Following the relevant legislation, statutory and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children
Ensuring that we keep up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding
Building constructive links with the relevant Voluntary and Statutory Authorities
Taking all reasonable steps to ensure that as a youth centre, everyone works within the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policies
Supporting the Safeguarding Coordinator and Deputy in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children at risk
Following safer recruitment principles in the appointment and selection of all those who work with children and young people, be they volunteer or paid staff
Supporting, supervising, resourcing and training all those who undertake work with children and young people
Ensuring that the children and young people we have contact with know that they are valued and feel empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm
Reporting any abuse of children or young people that we discover or suspect