Member Welfare

Keeping our members safe

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is committed to keeping its members safe. It is important that members are protected while having a great time at all our Young Farmers’ events and activities.

The Federation provides guidance and support to our clubs about their duty of care as a youth organisation in areas such as safeguarding, health and safety and a wide range of issues relating to young people. We create policies and give guidance to our clubs to help protect our members and volunteers. Our aim is to strike a balance between our obligations, the legislation we are subject to and the development of our volunteers and running our clubs.

Young Farmers’ Clubs rely on the generosity of lots of volunteers who give up their time to support the development of young people. Unfortunately those with poor intent may try to access our organisation to gain contact with vulnerable groups. We have policies, systems and procedures to prevent this.

Those volunteers applying for roles working with vulnerable groups within our organisation will be required  to undertake a Criminal Record /Disclosure and Barring Service check at the correct level for the role they wish to undertake Those working in regulated activity will be checked against the barred lists for those deemed as unsuitable to work with vulnerable groups.

Member Welfare Officer

Anyone with concerns about safeguarding members within YFYFC should contact the Member Welfare Officer, Debbie Phillips via county office, or the County Chairman.