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- Safe & Welcoming


undefinedThe Safe and Welcoming pack includes includes everything you need to help you to achieve this standard, pack includes:

  • Information booklet which contains the standards and helpful links to the relevant Community Youth Club handbook appendices
  • Evidence index - this is an easy way to keep track of what's been done and what remains to be done) 
  • Witness statement templates - many criteria rely on what young people, staff and the managing group think and say. These templates have been included to make the gathering of witness statements easier. After completion by the appropriate person, they are slotted into the file 
  • Polypocket Labels to build the necessary evidence bank - so you don’t need to ‘portfolio build’ or create your own system (will fit Avery 3652 labels or equivalent)

To request a pack, please contact Kirstie Brown on 01823 357553 or


Youth work providers

If you are a youth work provider working with lots of different youth clubs, you can submit one batch of 'provider evidence' for assessment, if you want. This means you don't need to do a lot of photocopying for each club's portfolio!

Once accepted, individual clubs can then submit the 'club specifc' information for each club you are working with. Provider evidence has a shelf-life of three years and you'd need to ensure that your clubs submitted their evidence within this timescale. If they didn't, you'd need to submit another (updated as necessary) batch of provider evidence.



If you find that you don’t have all of the policies, paperwork or procedures needed to gain this award, or if you feel you'd like a little help, please contact one of the Youth and Community Officers:

Zara Scott-Davies (07919 540738 /

Kirstie Brown (07899 700170 /

Don't forget to check in ‘The Community Youth Club Handbook’ for templates and useful information. It also has many hints and tips for running a youth club – if you don't have a copy, ask for one. It is free to all clubs in Somerset.

You can submit your pack independently if you wish. All submissions are moderated by the Youth and Community team. Please send any independently completed packs to:

Youth & Community Service
1 The Crescent
TA1 4EA.