“All children & young people should enjoy Carrickfergus YMCA facilities & activities without fear of physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.”
Our Policy Statement
Carrickfergus YMCA is committed to taking every appropriate step to ensure the safety and well-being of the young people with whom it works, regardless of class, gender, race or creed. This policy applies to all children and young people with whom Carrickfergus YMCA is involved with regardless of age.
Carrickfergus YMCA is truly committed to safeguarding the well-being of its members, staff and volunteers, who should at all times show, and be shown, respect and understanding regarding their rights, safety and welfare.
When working with children and young people Carrickfergus YMCA will:
Our designated Child Protection Officers are responsible for ensuring our staff and volunteers follow our child protection policy & procedures. They are also responsible for keeping in touch with other agencies, such as Social Service, and dealing with all concerns of a child protection nature.