Safeguarding and Health and Safety
Our commitment to promoting child welfare and health and safety is paramount and at the centre of all our camps and courses and we follow safeguarding regulations and procedures thoroughly. We place a huge emphasis on every child’s safety and it’s our top priority to provide a safe and healthy environment for all giving parents complete piece of mind through our comprehensive policies and procedures. All of our policies and procedures reflect the statutory guidance in “keeping children safe in education” published in September 2018 by the Department for Education.
Each camp will have a Designated Safeguarding Lead who will be responsible and specially trained to deal with safeguarding issues. All of our staff undergo safeguarding and child protection training and go through a rigorous selection and training process while being fully vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Each venue will also have a minimum of one trained first aider at all times.
We maintain minimum staff to child ratio which exceeds all statutory requirements which are practised at all times. Our ratios are as follows:
- 1:8 for children under 8 years old
- 1:12 for children 8 years and older
We acknowledge that risks are a part of life and that these are present when children undertake challenging, adventurous and fun filled activities. Parents can be sure that we carry out risk
assessments for each of our venues, activities and processes, implementing measures which keep children and staff safe at all times. This process is ongoing and we regularly carry out checking procedures at our venues and implement precautions to be taken to prevent anyone from coming to harm.
All of our camps are Ofsted registered, meaning that we comply with all welfare, learning and development requirements for out of school clubs. Being Ofsted registered reflects our commitment to providing high-quality care, activities, facilities and training for our staff.
We are registered on the OFSTED Early Years Register and the Compulsory and Voluntary Childcare Registers giving parents complete peace of mind knowing that their children are
incredibly well cared for whilst having action packed fun.
Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare
At Camp Young we support the facilitation of childcare costs for working families so if you have a Childcare Voucher Scheme account, or a Tax-Free Childcare account, you can use these for payment of part or all of your holiday camp booking.
We accept payment from all providers accredited by the Childcare Voucher Salary Sacrifice Scheme from parents who signed up prior to the schemes closure in October 2018. Our most frequently used providers are listed below.
Please contact us if your Childcare Voucher provider is not listed as we should be able to register with them. In the instance that your childcare voucher provider requests an Ofsted reference number, please refer to the dedicated venue page for your camp, where you can find your venue’s unique Ofsted number.
Tax Free Childcare
The government began phasing out Childcare Vouchers from 4th October 2018 with the introduction of the Tax Free Childcare initiative. Parents are now increasingly moving across to
Tax Free payments as a way of paying for out of school clubs.
You can pay for your holiday camp booking in part or in full using Tax-Free Childcare.
Tax-Free Childcare payments can not accept refunds. Any refunds will need to be made directly to your bank account.
To find out more about Tax Free Childcare and to see if you are eligible for the scheme click here.