and Highbridge youth club achieves quality award
and Highbridge's Zone Youth Club has become the 30th club in Somerset
to achieve the County Councils 'Safe and Welcoming' award.
The 'Safe and Welcoming' benchmark scheme accredits the clubs
safe practice and appeal to young people.
achieve the award, clubs have to build a portfolio of supporting
witness statements, policies, health and safety practice and building
Valid for three years, the award is a condition of Somerset County
Council youth club funding.
award is split into a sections looking at what young people can
expect to experience at the club, the people who contribute to or
work in the club, and policies, procedures and paperwork.
Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
at Somerset County Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is
reassuring for parents and carers to know that their local youth
club is safe, sustainable and 'young people friendly'."
a youth club has gained this award, it becomes instantly recognisable
to young people and their families as a great resource for their
Denise Emery, Town Clerk of Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town
Council, added: "We are very pleased that The Zone Youth Club
has gained this award and it is good that the Club has received
this external recognition as a safe place for young people to go."
Town Council would like to thank the BAY Club and Somerset Rural
Youth Project for their help in achieving this award."
group meets at the town's Bay Centre during term time.