Safety

Camper Safety

Safeguarding

At Camp Yojoa we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children during their time with us. The welfare of your child will be our top priority and all of our staff receive safeguarding training before working at camp. At Camp Yojoa we feel that it is essential that all staff create an environment where young people feel safe to flourish and be themselves.

Staff

Each member of staff follows Camp Yojoa’s Health and Safety policy and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others attending the camp
  • Reporting all accidents and incidents which have caused injury or damage or may do so in the future
  • Undertaking relevant health and safety training when required to do so by the Camp Director’s.

Here at Camp we have a 1:5 ratio for staff to campers to make sure that the best level of supervision of children is provided. We also make sure that every member of staff has a full criminal record check before coming to work at camp.

Illnesses and Accidents

At Camp Yojoa we will deal promptly and effectively with any illnesses or injuries that occur while children are in our care. We take all practical steps to keep staff and children safe. At all times there will be a fully qualified First aider on site to provide immediate assistance to any camper in need of help.

We will record any accidents or illnesses, together with any treatment given, on an Incident Record or Accident Record sheet as appropriate. Parents or guardians will also be notified of any accident or illness that occurs to their child.

Risk Assessments

Camp Yojoa uses its risk assessments system to ensure that camp is a safe and secure place for children and staff. All staff undertake risk assessments for each activity they run.

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