Over the past six months, UK Youth have been working collectively with the Safer Social Sector Partnership, led by NCVO, to review and develop a range of national resources to improve safeguarding across the sector. 

This review process has taken a user-centric approach and new frameworks are now streamlined, values based and built around users and youth sector needs, having young people’s interests and safety at the core. They provide relevant, up-to-date information and guidance supporting the standards and development of organisational policy, practice and training. 

Click here to access UK Youth’s FREE frameworks

UK Youth have two related frameworks:

First Steps
Primarily aimed at smaller or less established organisations to support you to start a quality journey. It will demonstrate minimum operational requirements but be comprehensive enough to ensure compliance without it being a burden.

Download here

Safe Spaces

Aimed at medium sized organisations who work directly with young people, from traditional youth clubs to youth and community projects, those likely to operate more than one night a week and somewhat established.

Download here

Get started on your Quality Assurance journey today. Access to the framework is free. Join the UK Youth movement and get the free download. Click here.

Continue your safeguarding journey with UK Youth by accessing a further paid for support and moderation package. Get our First Steps or Safe Spaces quality mark and on successful completion children, young people, parents, guardians, carers, staff, volunteers and supporters will have confidence in the knowledge your organisation provides a ‘Safe Space’ that has the verified recognition of UK Youth.

You will be provided with a tailored support package to guide you through your quality assurance journey, including direct support from UK Youth, additional resources, templates, moderation and assessment feedback.

If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact UK Youth on movement@ukyouth.orgor 0203 137 3810.

If you have already received a First Steps, Safe Spaces or Ambition Quality mark, these are still valid for three years from the point of receiving the mark.