St John Cymru Wales takes child protection extremely seriously and we have comprehensive procedures in place which apply to all activities within the organisation.
We ensure that Criminal Records Bureau checks are made, references taken up and a declaration signed by every applicant before they are allowed to work with or supervise children in St John Cymru Wales.
The St John Ambulance handbook, Working safely with young people, covers a whole range of issues from risk assessments of child related activities to a number of training and awareness initiatives, combating bullying and much more. All members who work with children must follow the policies laid out in this document. The organisation will take action against anyone not following these principles.
We train all our adults in best practice and take any measures required to strengthen and improve existing practice. We monitor and audit units to make sure they are in line with current practice and pay announced and unannounced visits to ensure units are working within policy.
St John as an organisation seeks to provide an environment where all leaders, adults, young people and children can work safely together and to serve the community at large. We comply fully with the 2008 All Wales Child Protection Procedures and have designated officers throughout Wales that are trained and act as direct contacts for our members in any situation in addition to a 24hr helpline.
Keeping young people safe will always be of paramount importance to us.