Welfare of our young people

The welfare of the young people who get involved in Lincoln Navigators is the most important thing of all. We strive to ensure that all young people who attend our events feel safe, secure and happy. To help achieve this, we have the following safe guards put in place:

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Checks

A DBS  check is a record of an individual’s unprotected Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings and can also include intelligence held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position, in our case, working with children.

All volunteers have to under go a full enhanced DBS disclosure. These are all arranged through uCheck, and processed by the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

Paediatric First Aid

All our instructors attend an Ofstead approved 12 hour paediatric first aid course which ensures they are given the best training possible when dealing with an injury, or a medical emergency with young people.

Food Hygiene Level 2

All our instructors hold a current food hygiene level 2 certificate. This ensures that food which is prepared and cooked at events and meetings is done so in a safe and hygienic manner.

All certificates and qualifications of any of our instructors can be checked, inspected and scrutinised upon request.

How to report concerns…

If you have any concerns about the welfare of any young person under the care of Lincoln Navigators, please immediately contact our welfare officer, Carol Edwards, by emailing caroledwards@lincolnnavigators.org.uk.