The City Council has launched a new scheme to 'recognise and promote' good practice in youth clubs in Milton Keynes.
Organisations who can demonstrate safety and safeguarding measures can now be awarded the City Council’s Safe Practice Mark.
It will help parents and carers to make informed decisions about local clubs for children and young people.
Organisations wishing to gain the Safe Practice Mark need to fill out an online application which is reviewed by the council’s specialist panel.
Following a successful application, there is access to free training for organisations of any size and the opportunity to apply for restricted funding. Clubs will need to re-apply annually to continue using the mark.
Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “Across MK, there is a fantastic network of local clubs for young people. We want to recognise good practice and highlight those organisations who take safeguarding most seriously. We can also help with training and access to funding that may allow these groups to expand.
"Most importantly, the safe practice mark provides extra assurance to parents and carers who are looking at what is available for their children.”
If you run a club or provide activities for young people and want to find out more, email YPSafePractice@milton-keynes.gov.uk or visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/YPSafePractice