Safeguarding & Prevent

YMCA Derbyshire aims to assure the safe and secure provision for children, young people and vulnerable adults across all remits through effective inspection and regulation. Therefore, safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is part of our core business.

Our YMCA Derbyshire Safeguarding Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy available by clicking here outlines how we identify and respond to concerns regarding the safeguarding and protection of children and young people, with a specific section on protection of vulnerable adults.

During the January 2021 National Lock-down, the following addendum to the policy will be in force.

YMCA Derbyshire aims to guide our service users to understand others, to promote common values and to value diversity, to promote awareness of human rights and of the responsibility to uphold and defend them, and to develop the skills of participation and responsible action. We take extremely seriously our key roles in preparing all our young people for life in modern Britain.

We aim to encourage working towards a society with a common vision and sense of belonging by all. Communities; a society in which the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and valued; a society in which similar life opportunities are available to all; and a society in which strong and positive relationships exist and continue to be developed in the workplace, in education and in the wider community. Please click here to read our policy that supports the national Prevent strategy here.

If you study with us or your child studies with us and you have any safeguarding concerns, you can contact the YMCA Derbyshire Safeguarding Team by emailing

Equality and Diversity

YMCA Derbyshire develops environments where we treat people as individuals, fairly and in a consistent way. Please click here to read our policy that supports the practice of the Equality Act 2010 by promoting a culture of dignity and respect and actively challenging discrimination, should it ever arise.

Health and Safety

YMCA Derbyshire accepts unreservedly the aims and provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“the Act”) and any additions or amendments to it, and seeks to enlist the support of all its employees towards achieving these ends. Please click here to read our policy.


YMCA Derbyshire recognises the need for a fair, accessible, open and accountable process that encourages clients and others to make their views known, to make complaints which will be taken seriously and for a process that facilitates a timely response leading wherever possible to a satisfactory resolution. Please click here to view our complaints policy.

Student bursaries

YMCA Derbyshire provide bursaries to support students to overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. To find out if you are eligible for a bursary and how to apply please click here to view our policy.

Ofsted report

YMCA Derbyshire are proud of our Good Ofsted rating. Please read our most recent Ofsted report by clicking here

Remote learning policy

Our remote learning policy supports our remote learning offer.