YMCA Bournemouth takes safeguarding seriously. We believe that no-one should suffer abuse, harm or exploitation of any kind.
The Charity Commission states that: “No charity is so large, nor is its mission so important that it can afford to put its own reputation ahead of the dignity and wellbeing of those it exists to protect”.
We all at YMCA Bournemouth wholeheartedly agree and this has been the core of our identity for 175 years. We work for and have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults: to keep them safe and to operate in a way that protects them. We do this by creating safe environments within which they can truly belong, contribute and thrive. We maintain high standards that are regularly reviewed and confirmed annually. We diligently train our staff, trustees, volunteers and other representatives to enable them to work within the security of clear standards and consistent oversight.
With this said, the board of trustees have requested a training session for them in the form of the one delivered to staff to ensure they too are also trained.