Guidance for young people

The safety of the young people in the Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) is our priority. When you’re out and about at YLC events, please take extra care and be vigilant.
Adults involved with the YLC have agreed that:
They will not ask for your contact details
 They will not ask to meet you outside YLC meetings
They will not offer to take you anywhere for any reason other than pre-planned YLC activity


If you feel you are unsafe or at risk of harm to yourself or others talk to a trusted adult. If you are in any immediate danger please contact the police by dialling 999

What to do if you are concerned or unhappy:

1. Speak out - try and explain your concern to a member of staff you are comfortable speaking to, they will try to fix the problem.
2. Still not solved? Tell the Membership Manager - you can write it down for them if that helps
3. Still waiting for a solution? Let the Managing Director know directly - in writing if you aren’t able to meet them.


You can also read the full version of the YLC Complaints Policy.

Feeling unsafe online? Talk to Childline in confidence.
For more advice and information visit the NSPCC's website
Department for Education information on reporting suspected abuse Tackle Abuse


Guidance for Adults

All adults who sign up to the Young Lambeth Co-op agree to the following staying safe code of conduct:
• Respect young people's right to say no to anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.
• Don’t attempt to contact/request to contact or meet up with a young person outside of an organised meeting. 
• Don’t attempt to initiate or accept friend requests from young people on social networking sites such as Facebook.

For further information, please refer to the YLC Safeguarding Policy


Anyone over 21 who shares the YLC's aims and values

Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use its services or by the people who work there.

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The current district of Lambeth was part of the large ancient parish of Lambeth St Mary in the Brixton hundred of Surrey.

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 19, or under 25 for those who use services from Lambeth Council because of a disability.