Youth News 28th November 2019
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YOUTH NEWS
DELIVERING SUMMER ACTIVITIES UPDATE

THE LATEST UPDATE ON WHEN YOU CAN OPEN YOUR CLUB AGAIN. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO NEED TO KNOW IS ON THE
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS WEBSITE

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE

PLEASE GO TO OUR WEB SITE TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION IT REALLY IS QUITE IMPORTANT

Management committees who wish to deliver some summer activity for their members will need to ensure the following conditions are applied:

  • Strict adherence to current public health guidance[1] and Departmental guidance for safe working in all educational settings in Northern Ireland[2] .Management committees must ensure staff, volunteers and service users are familiar with these.  Until supplementary guidance for the youth sector is available, the DE safe working guidance should be applied.
 
  • Strict compliance with the relevant permissions in respect of the Executive’s 5 stage recovery plan[3], including limiting groups to the numbers applicable at the stage of programme delivery (note that this may be subject to change); and
  • Strict compliance with Safeguarding and Child protection guidance[4].
 
To ensure the safety of all staff; volunteers and young people, management committees should undertake a full and robust organisational risk assessment of summer activity and appropriate actions to minimise or eliminate risk (including infection control). Management Committees should retain written evidence of the risk assessment and any mitigating actions. Pending further supplementary guidance, you may find the risk assessment template on the UK site helpful - https://youthworksupport.co.uk/.
 
Management Committees must ensure that appropriate insurance cover for any planned activities is in place. It is therefore strongly recommended that insurers are consulted in advance of any planned activity.
 

 


 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS 

VISIT OUR COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB
GUIDANCE AND UPDATES IN ONE PLACE


 
GENERIC RISK ASSESMENT 
 

Here is a draft copy of a generic Risk Assessment for dealing with the current Covid-19 situation in the workplace. It is not likely to cover all scenarios and each employer should consider their own unique circumstances.  Much more specific assessments, such as that for health care workers, may look quite different although many of the principles would still be relevant.
It is not simple and great care will be required to keep everyone safe however It is not as daunting as you think,
SEE AND DOWNLOAD THE RISK ASSESSMENT HERE

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Boys & Girls Clubs is a Voluntary Youth Headquarter Organisation that works to support and represent a membership of over 150 youth clubs and youth organisations with a collective membership of some 15,000 young people across Northern Ireland.  Working alongside our membership and network we involve, support and enable young people, particularly those from disadvantaged and less fortunate backgrounds, to participate in positive activities, new experiences and learning opportunities.
 
Services - Find out more about how Boys & Girls Clubs can support and help your club.

Programmes - Find out more about our programmes such as Youth Council, sports competitions and exchanges.

Training - We offer a number of training courses for young people, staff and volunteers. 







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