28th May, 2013
Sam Watson came to Five Lamps in September 2012 after leaving school with very few qualifications. Although Sam has regrets about his attitude to edu...
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The VIBE Youth Club is for young people aged 7 to 18 years with physical and learning disabilities. VIBE is open on Tuesday's and Friday's from 5.30pm to 8.45pm.
Young people can get involved in a range of activities including:
* These activities can sometimes incur an additional small charge to cover costs of materials, ingredients, entry fees, diesel etc. but this is notified in advance where possible. We subsidise activities whenever possible.
** These activities are generally for young people aged 11 years and older.
The VIBE Youth Club has a locked door policy and all young people must attend the session with a parent or carer. This session is specifically for young people with special needs, including downs syndrome, asperges, ADHD, autism, physical difficulties, hearing difficulties and learning difficulties to name a few. This session is funded by Children In Need.
We work hard to provide a safe environment for all young people who attend. All staff and volunteers are enhanced CRB cleared and have completed safeguarding training. All staff are qualified or working towards a minimum level 2 qualification in youth work. Our resident climbing wall instructor is fully CRB cleared and SPA trained to be able to deliver climbing wall instruction. We have a number of qualified first aiders on site at all times. All staff who deliver cooking workshops are trained in Food Safety in Catering.The programme is managed by the Youth Participation Manager, who is MA qualified in Youth and Community work and has a level 3 qualification in Management. We have a level 2 qualified Football coach. Staff have completed a course on bullying awareness and e-safety. Risk assessments are carried out before activities commence and prior to trips out of the centre. In addition some of the staff have completed a Fire Safety and Training course as per the regulatory reform (Fire Safety) order 2005.
The building is checked on a daily basis to ensure full operation of the emergency lighting, fire alarms and fire exits. The building is checked weekly to ensure that all smoke detectors are operational. Young people are made aware of all fire exits and assembly points when they join The Youthy.