It's hard to exaggerate the effect this experience has had on me. I really do look at the world differently now.
We believe people with learning disabilities deserve to live life to the full. Our goals are to:
- Keep our members safe from harm
- Help our members to live full and happy lives
- Provide families with support which exceeds expectations
- Empower our members to no longer need us
To support us in reaching these goals and to ensure that our activities are running safely we have policies and guidelines in place. All staff and volunteers agree to abide by these policies whilst working with Yellow Submarine, and are made aware of key information at sessions.
Please feel free to have a look at our current policy pack (PDF download); our policies are currently under review and an updated pack will be uploaded soon. Alongside our full policy pack we have an essential policies and guidelines document (PDF download) which outlines key information and procedure, all new volunteers and staff are given a copy when they join the team. Also our training centre policy pack in line with our accreditation with ASDAN (PDF download).
Yellow Submarine is committed to keeping our young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm, both when they are with us and when they are in other settings. Our safeguarding lead is Kate Sankey, please contact Kate if you have any concerns.
We risk assess our activities regularly, our risk assessment pack relating to our young people’s activities can be viewed here.
> OSCB – The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, here you will find helpful information about keeping young people safe.
> OSAB – The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board, here you will find helpful information and advice on keeping vulnerable adults safe.