This briefing paper on Working with young people in a drop-in environment has been developed to help anyone planning to work with children and young people in drop-in activities.
This may include youth clubs, sport or community based activities or activities that take place as part of a larger event such as festivals or sports events.
- benefits of a drop-in approach
- frequently asked questions and guidance
- learning tools
- supporting young people to take control of their own safe space
- appendix 1 - drop-in activities safeguarding checklist
- appendix 2 - theoretical frameworks
If you identify that an activity is best delivered by the drop-in model, safeguarding must not be compromised. Risks need to be identified and mitigated. Drop-in might not be the appropriate model if you cannot put these safeguards in place.
- Events held in public parks and open spaces - CPSU briefing
- Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector - NSPCC Learning guidance