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1. Welcome to Romford YMCA

2. Our Day Together Welcome and Introduction A Quiz - fun but informative! Covering history, structure, and culture. Question & Answer session Tour of the building Lunch ? With the Chief Executive and the Directors Your YMCA session led by Anita

3. What do you think of when you hear the name ?YMCA? Before you worked here what did you think of when you heard the words YMCA? Did you really know about the organisation or just think of the ?Village People? song?Before you worked here what did you think of when you heard the words YMCA? Did you really know about the organisation or just think of the ?Village People? song?

4. Introducing the YMCA The YMCA works to give all young people a sense of: Value and purpose Belonging and trust Growth and Development YMCA programmes aim to build and nurture these qualities in young people and their communities.YMCA programmes aim to build and nurture these qualities in young people and their communities.

5. The YMCA?s Mission The YMCA?s Mission is a Christian one, desiring: Fullness of life for all Fulfil potential Encourage development as a whole person The YMCA? mission is a Christian one, desiring fullness of life for all and giving everyone the chance to fulfil their potential. We do this through a range of programmes, services and activities that encourage people to develop as a whole person and participate fully in family and community life. The YMCA? mission is a Christian one, desiring fullness of life for all and giving everyone the chance to fulfil their potential. We do this through a range of programmes, services and activities that encourage people to develop as a whole person and participate fully in family and community life.

6. The founder of the YMCA was:

7. The founder of the YMCA was:

8. George Williams was one of 12 founding members of the organisation; a farmers son born in Dulverton in Somerset in 1821 he moved to London at the age of 20 where his main things in life were his trade, teetotalism and Evangelicalism (he also despised tobacco, the theatre and unpunctuality!). He died in Torquay in November 1905 not before receiving Freedom of the City of London and a knighthood (an honour he initially refused to accept) . His wife and sons survived him. His funeral was held at St Paul?s Cathedral where he was buried in the crypt ? 2600 tickets were issued for the funeral, such was his status by then. Henry Durant ? Red Cross William Booth ? Salvation Army Colin Williams ? Great Grandson (Vice President of the YMCA) George Williams was one of 12 founding members of the organisation; a farmers son born in Dulverton in Somerset in 1821 he moved to London at the age of 20 where his main things in life were his trade, teetotalism and Evangelicalism (he also despised tobacco, the theatre and unpunctuality!). He died in Torquay in November 1905 not before receiving Freedom of the City of London and a knighthood (an honour he initially refused to accept) . His wife and sons survived him. His funeral was held at St Paul?s Cathedral where he was buried in the crypt ? 2600 tickets were issued for the funeral, such was his status by then. Henry Durant ? Red Cross William Booth ? Salvation Army Colin Williams ? Great Grandson (Vice President of the YMCA)

9. George Williams was an apprentice in:

10. George Williams was an apprentice in:

11. He was an apprentice draper in Bridgwater before leaving to come to London where he joined the firm of Hitchcock and Rogers of 72 St Pauls Churchyard. His salary was ?40 per year and ?lived ? in? over the premises (small rooms with two or three beds. With two occupants to each bed and swearing appearing as the only acceptable conversation!) Still driven by his faith he joined Kings Weigh House, the oldest Congregationalist Church in the City. In 1953 (aged 32) he married the bosses? daughter, Helen Hitchcock and became a partner of the firm ? Hitchcock Williams and Co. Under George?s leadership the firm grew from 150 employees in the 1840?s to over 1000 in 1900. George and Helen had a family: one son Albert married the daughter of John Cook (travel operator) and a nephew married the daughter of George?s best friend Matthew Hodder.He was an apprentice draper in Bridgwater before leaving to come to London where he joined the firm of Hitchcock and Rogers of 72 St Pauls Churchyard. His salary was ?40 per year and ?lived ? in? over the premises (small rooms with two or three beds. With two occupants to each bed and swearing appearing as the only acceptable conversation!) Still driven by his faith he joined Kings Weigh House, the oldest Congregationalist Church in the City. In 1953 (aged 32) he married the bosses? daughter, Helen Hitchcock and became a partner of the firm ? Hitchcock Williams and Co. Under George?s leadership the firm grew from 150 employees in the 1840?s to over 1000 in 1900. George and Helen had a family: one son Albert married the daughter of John Cook (travel operator) and a nephew married the daughter of George?s best friend Matthew Hodder.

12. The YMCA was founded in:

14. 6th June 1844, 12 young men met in a room at Hitchcock and Rogers premises in St Paul?s courtyard. This meeting developed into the London YMCA and had as its reason for being: a society that should??arouse converted men?.to a sense of their obligation and responsibility as Christians in diffusing knowledge to those around them either through the medium of prayer meetings or any other meetings they think proper? This new society (now called the YMCA) made use of its international contacts ? family, business and faith in Europe, Africa and Asia. First premises were in Exeter Hall, London and George Williams became the first president of the National Council of YMCAs in 1882.6th June 1844, 12 young men met in a room at Hitchcock and Rogers premises in St Paul?s courtyard. This meeting developed into the London YMCA and had as its reason for being: a society that should??arouse converted men?.to a sense of their obligation and responsibility as Christians in diffusing knowledge to those around them either through the medium of prayer meetings or any other meetings they think proper? This new society (now called the YMCA) made use of its international contacts ? family, business and faith in Europe, Africa and Asia. First premises were in Exeter Hall, London and George Williams became the first president of the National Council of YMCAs in 1882.

15. The first international conference was held in Paris in: . .

16. The first international conference was held in Paris in: Just 11 years after its inception the Paris conference was held. Just 11 years after its inception the Paris conference was held.

17. ~It was at this conference in 1855 that the Paris Basis was adopted as the foundation for the international association for young men. This conference was attended by delegate from 16 countries representing 350 YMCAs who went on to form the World Alliance of YMCAs. The Basis of the Union of YMCA?s in the British Isles recognises the place of women and girls and has taken out the last few words ?amongst young men?~It was at this conference in 1855 that the Paris Basis was adopted as the foundation for the international association for young men. This conference was attended by delegate from 16 countries representing 350 YMCAs who went on to form the World Alliance of YMCAs. The Basis of the Union of YMCA?s in the British Isles recognises the place of women and girls and has taken out the last few words ?amongst young men?

18. What sports were invented by the YMCA:

19. What sports were invented by the YMCA: Both by American Basket Ball started with 2 peach baskets fixed to a 10 ? foot high railing and a soccer ball in springfield in Massachusetts in 1891 by James Naismith. William Norgan an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke Massachusetts. He decided to blend the concepts of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball to create a game for the business classes that involved less physical contact than basketball. (1895)Both by American Basket Ball started with 2 peach baskets fixed to a 10 ? foot high railing and a soccer ball in springfield in Massachusetts in 1891 by James Naismith. William Norgan an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke Massachusetts. He decided to blend the concepts of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball to create a game for the business classes that involved less physical contact than basketball. (1895)

20. The YMCA operates in how many countries?

21. The YMCA operates in how many countries? An international movement with over 30 million members and volunteers with only a handful of countries without a YMCA presenceAn international movement with over 30 million members and volunteers with only a handful of countries without a YMCA presence

22. The Headquarters of the World Alliance is in:

23. The Headquarters of the World Alliance is in: World Alliance Secretary General Bart Shaha; previous Nick Nightingale who was the previous National Secretary of the English MovementWorld Alliance Secretary General Bart Shaha; previous Nick Nightingale who was the previous National Secretary of the English Movement

24. YMCA England has how many National Centres:

25. YMCA England has how many National Centres: :

26. Dunford House: Offers a service to the Movement by the provision of conference, training and meeting rooms of high quality and at a concessionary rate. Lakeside: is the National Youth Development Centre for the movement, based in the Lake district, delivering training and development services using outdoor experiential education to over 12000 young people and managers.Dunford House: Offers a service to the Movement by the provision of conference, training and meeting rooms of high quality and at a concessionary rate. Lakeside: is the National Youth Development Centre for the movement, based in the Lake district, delivering training and development services using outdoor experiential education to over 12000 young people and managers.

27. The oldest YMCA in the world is in:

28. The oldest YMCA in the world is in:

29. The new building replaced Exeter Hall and the current building was erected in 1970 - London Central; Central YMCA; Fitness Industry Training; Central Y Qualifications all operate from Tottenham Court Road premises. The new building replaced Exeter Hall and the current building was erected in 1970 - London Central; Central YMCA; Fitness Industry Training; Central Y Qualifications all operate from Tottenham Court Road premises.

30. The forerunner to YMCA Training was:

31. The forerunner to YMCA Training was: The years between the two world wars were noticeable for two major developments in the work of the YMCA ? both in direct response to rising unemployment. In 1932 an initiative aimed at placing unemployed young men as agricultural workers on farms in Commonwealth countries developed into a training scheme called British boys for British Farms. It is thought some 25,000 youngsters benefited from moving out of city centres to farms. A similar scheme for the Merchant Navy, British Boys for British Yachts was also developed. The other key development between the wars was the establishment of a YMCA Employment Department which between 1916-1927 found jobs for 38,000 ex servicemen. Now known as Y Training Services ? although now an Affiliated Association ? now assists people to gain nationally recognised qualifications. Youth Achievement awards a national programme recognising the achievements of young people ? using an informal education model Another interesting fact was that the Poppy emblem as a sign of remembrance was devised by a YMCA worker Madam Guerin who collected real poppies and sold them for a penny to buy tea/coffee for war returning soldiers. The years between the two world wars were noticeable for two major developments in the work of the YMCA ? both in direct response to rising unemployment. In 1932 an initiative aimed at placing unemployed young men as agricultural workers on farms in Commonwealth countries developed into a training scheme called British boys for British Farms. It is thought some 25,000 youngsters benefited from moving out of city centres to farms. A similar scheme for the Merchant Navy, British Boys for British Yachts was also developed. The other key development between the wars was the establishment of a YMCA Employment Department which between 1916-1927 found jobs for 38,000 ex servicemen. Now known as Y Training Services ? although now an Affiliated Association ? now assists people to gain nationally recognised qualifications. Youth Achievement awards a national programme recognising the achievements of young people ? using an informal education model Another interesting fact was that the Poppy emblem as a sign of remembrance was devised by a YMCA worker Madam Guerin who collected real poppies and sold them for a penny to buy tea/coffee for war returning soldiers.

32. The National Secretary of the English YMCA Movement is:

33. The National Secretary of the English YMCA Movement is: David Bedford is the Chair of the National Board; Dr John Santamu Archbishop of York the President of the National Council of YMCAs in England and Graeme Angus was the Regional Co-Coordinator but was the Acting National Secretary for some 18 months. Retired earlier this year Kevin took up the post of National secretary in June 2003. David Bedford is the Chair of the National Board; Dr John Santamu Archbishop of York the President of the National Council of YMCAs in England and Graeme Angus was the Regional Co-Coordinator but was the Acting National Secretary for some 18 months. Retired earlier this year Kevin took up the post of National secretary in June 2003.

35. The 15th World Council meeting was held in:

36. The 15th World Council meeting was held in: World Councils are held every 4 years ? held in England in 1994 the 150th year of the YMCA movements existence The World Alliance of young men?s Christian Associations is a confederation of National Councils of YMCAs around the World. The National Councils are composed of local associations within their countries. The World Alliance is governed by a legislative body of voting members which represents all the member National movements. The policy decisions of the World Alliance are made at the World Council Meeting of YMCAs held every four years. The next world council is in Durban South Africa 2006. World Councils are held every 4 years ? held in England in 1994 the 150th year of the YMCA movements existence The World Alliance of young men?s Christian Associations is a confederation of National Councils of YMCAs around the World. The National Councils are composed of local associations within their countries. The World Alliance is governed by a legislative body of voting members which represents all the member National movements. The policy decisions of the World Alliance are made at the World Council Meeting of YMCAs held every four years. The next world council is in Durban South Africa 2006.

37. The YMCA is the largest training provider of what in the country:

38. The YMCA is the largest training provider of what in the country: Through Central YMCA ? Fitness Industry Training. For thjose of you members of a local gym ? have a look at the qualifications of your gym instructors, most of them will be YMCA trained. A training programme for professional youth workers was also introduced. Its success led to the development of the YMCA George Williams College (now an affiliated YMCA). It remains today one of the leading training colleges for those working in informal education. One of the few if not the only that provides a distance learning diploma /degree programmeThrough Central YMCA ? Fitness Industry Training. For thjose of you members of a local gym ? have a look at the qualifications of your gym instructors, most of them will be YMCA trained. A training programme for professional youth workers was also introduced. Its success led to the development of the YMCA George Williams College (now an affiliated YMCA). It remains today one of the leading training colleges for those working in informal education. One of the few if not the only that provides a distance learning diploma /degree programme

39. This Movement first began in Birkenhead YMCA in 1908. Was it:

40. This Movement first began in Birkenhead YMCA in 1908. Was it: No connection with YMCA movement although the oldest Scout troup (ie longest running) is thought to be held in St Helens YMCANo connection with YMCA movement although the oldest Scout troup (ie longest running) is thought to be held in St Helens YMCA

41. The overseas development arm of the YMCA is known as:

42. The overseas development arm of the YMCA is known as: Y care is the international development agency of the YMCA Movement in Uk and Ireland Founded in 1984 it works with 80 projects in over 30 countries in Africa, India and Latin America and Eastern Europe. It assists in the development of YMCA by working with local YMCAs and using their expertise to develop programmes that local people need. All of which seek to meet the needs of some of the worlds poorest people. Y care is the international development agency of the YMCA Movement in Uk and Ireland Founded in 1984 it works with 80 projects in over 30 countries in Africa, India and Latin America and Eastern Europe. It assists in the development of YMCA by working with local YMCAs and using their expertise to develop programmes that local people need. All of which seek to meet the needs of some of the worlds poorest people.

43. Who are the Champions!

44. The Size & Structure of the YMCA movement

45. So How big is the Y? Over 130 Countries have National YMCA movements There are 12,000 local associations There are approximately 150 YMCA?s in England Approximately 30 million people are served by YMCA?s

47. Who does what? Local Associations Regional Groups National Councils Area Alliances World Alliance Local Associations: Are autonomous (they stand alone) and each register as a separate charity and operates independently. However local association ?affiliate? to a National Council. For Example your association is a ?local? association who affiliates to our National Council which is based in Walthamstow ? behind Forest YMCA Regional Groups: Every YMCA is part of a Region ? there are nine regions in England, it means in simple terms that part of the country coming together. Forest, Romford and Dartford are members of the Metropolitan region. National Councils: work consists of strengthening and extending local associations, leadership and programme development, developing strong and effective government and community relations among others. To be able to affiliate to the National Council a YMCA has to recognise the Paris basis as the foundation of the YMCA and work with an agreed set of rules or constitution as well as paying an affiliation fee. Area Alliances: Support National Councils, promote co-operation, provide leadership and network with other non governmental organisations World Alliance: Represents the YMCA on a global level, is a member of the economic and social council of the United Nations and other international bodies. It provides leadership on global thematic and mission issues, collaborates with Area Alliances, co-ordinates global resources and fosters and facilitates communication within the world movement. It also strengthens the capacities of National Movements. Local Associations: Are autonomous (they stand alone) and each register as a separate charity and operates independently. However local association ?affiliate? to a National Council. For Example your association is a ?local? association who affiliates to our National Council which is based in Walthamstow ? behind Forest YMCA Regional Groups: Every YMCA is part of a Region ? there are nine regions in England, it means in simple terms that part of the country coming together. Forest, Romford and Dartford are members of the Metropolitan region. National Councils: work consists of strengthening and extending local associations, leadership and programme development, developing strong and effective government and community relations among others. To be able to affiliate to the National Council a YMCA has to recognise the Paris basis as the foundation of the YMCA and work with an agreed set of rules or constitution as well as paying an affiliation fee. Area Alliances: Support National Councils, promote co-operation, provide leadership and network with other non governmental organisations World Alliance: Represents the YMCA on a global level, is a member of the economic and social council of the United Nations and other international bodies. It provides leadership on global thematic and mission issues, collaborates with Area Alliances, co-ordinates global resources and fosters and facilitates communication within the world movement. It also strengthens the capacities of National Movements.

50. Our Christian Heritage The Paris Basis ? the Basis of Union with the World Alliance of YMCA?s The Kampala Principles ? modern interpretation of the Paris Basis The YMCA was started by George Williams (and 11 others) and was built around faith in Jesus Christ. The Mission and principles were clear and set from the start ? A Christian association to serve the needs of all ? instead of an association to serve the needs of Christians ? welcome to all but with Christian foundations. A structure of membership which is able to embrace those of all faiths and none. So very ?equal opportunity for 1844! At the first international conference in Paris in 1855 the Paris basis was agreed. (as shown earlier) this remains the basis of union of the World Alliance today. Every YMCA wishing to affiliate to the National Council and become a member of the International YMCA must accept this basis. The Kampala Principles ? was adopted at the Six World Council of YMCA? in Kampala in 1973 as a modern interpretation of the Paris Basis. In your hand outs there is the Aims and purposes, Charter for 2000, adopted by the British YMCA Challenge 21 ? adopted by the Word Council And vision 10 ? which is yet to be adopted - (show next slide) This is the vision of the YMCA for the next 10 years. The YMCA was started by George Williams (and 11 others) and was built around faith in Jesus Christ. The Mission and principles were clear and set from the start ? A Christian association to serve the needs of all ? instead of an association to serve the needs of Christians ? welcome to all but with Christian foundations. A structure of membership which is able to embrace those of all faiths and none. So very ?equal opportunity for 1844! At the first international conference in Paris in 1855 the Paris basis was agreed. (as shown earlier) this remains the basis of union of the World Alliance today. Every YMCA wishing to affiliate to the National Council and become a member of the International YMCA must accept this basis. The Kampala Principles ? was adopted at the Six World Council of YMCA? in Kampala in 1973 as a modern interpretation of the Paris Basis. In your hand outs there is the Aims and purposes, Charter for 2000, adopted by the British YMCA Challenge 21 ? adopted by the Word Council And vision 10 ? which is yet to be adopted - (show next slide) This is the vision of the YMCA for the next 10 years.

51. VIS10N ? MOVEMENT IMAGES FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS We have a vision of the YMCA as A place? A journey? A voice?

53. So why do we remain a Christian organisation in such a diverse world? The easiest way to explain this is to look at structure of a tree! What would happen if we dug the roots up and left the tree in the ground ? the tree may last for a while but would eventually wither and die. What would happen if the roots failed to receive food or water ? the tree would die. The roots are the foundation which provides strength and life. In order to remain a Christian organisation, and part of the international movement we have to nurture and maintain our roots, our Christian heritage our mission, principles and values. This is why Certain roles within the YMCA (usually senior roles), it is seen as a general occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian. We do ask all new staff who join the association to be ?in sympathy with the aims and purposes? of our organisation. We are totally committed to equal opportunities and welcome and encourage a diverse team of staff. The easiest way to explain this is to look at structure of a tree! What would happen if we dug the roots up and left the tree in the ground ? the tree may last for a while but would eventually wither and die. What would happen if the roots failed to receive food or water ? the tree would die. The roots are the foundation which provides strength and life. In order to remain a Christian organisation, and part of the international movement we have to nurture and maintain our roots, our Christian heritage our mission, principles and values. This is why Certain roles within the YMCA (usually senior roles), it is seen as a general occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian. We do ask all new staff who join the association to be ?in sympathy with the aims and purposes? of our organisation. We are totally committed to equal opportunities and welcome and encourage a diverse team of staff.

54. Areas in which the work of the YMCA are placed. Areas in which the work of the YMCA are placed.

60. Any Questions If you have any questions I would be happy to try and answer them for you now. Alternatively your line manager should be able to answer any queries you have. Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoyed this session. If you have any questions I would be happy to try and answer them for you now. Alternatively your line manager should be able to answer any queries you have. Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoyed this session.

61. Romford YMCA Where do we fit in?

62. Romford YMCA History 1906 - Romford YMCA established South Street. 1915 ? First World War Army Barracks. Royal Liberty School U.B.R

63. 1918 - Old Vicarage in North Street. Membership 300. 1939 - YMCA Tea Wagons. 12 in Romford. 1945 - Moved to Lambourne Hall, Western Road. 700 Members.

64. 1960 - Purchased St. Edwards Vicarage. 27 Main Road. 1962 - Purchased 25 Main Road. 1963 - Romford YMCA sold Lambourne Hall.

65. 1945 - Moved to Lambourne Hall, Western Road. 700 Members 1969 - Rush Green Road site built and opened in May. 1200 Members and 150 Residents. 1979 - Squash Courts added.

66. 1994 - George Williams house opened. 1997 - Red Triangle House opened. 1999 - Romford YMCA is 93 years young. 500 yards from where it started.

67. 2003 Pip Wilson moved on from Romford YMCA after 18 years. 2003 Dave Ball became Romford YMCA?s New Chief Executive 2004 Romford YMCA opened up its first off site Child Care provision

68. 2005 Activ8 Started in 2005 Sport?s Wall was fitted at Romford YMCA the First YMCA to have the Sports wall in England 2006 Romford YMCA is 100 years old

69. Purpose Why we are here ?? Life changing and changing lives Developing people Transformation and wholeness Christian basis at our roots and Isaiah 58 community

70. Values Caring for all particularly those with special or additional needs Holistic work Excellent communication Quality Programmes Stewardship of all

71. Vision What our destination looks like To be a radical, Christian Charity driven by local need and priorities. To be the charity of choice with providing local services. To work in a variety of sites and geographical areas. To ensure all new additional and new work is self sustaining.

72. What We Have 150 Staff 8000 Members 200 Volunteers

74. Romford YMCA Structure

75. Client Services Director is Paul Morton-Kemp Child Care ? Alison Fordham Fitness and Well Being ? Debbie Mitchell Housing ? Phil Wright Front of House ? Jacquie Baines

76. Child Care

77. Fitness and Well Being Gym open from 7.00am ? 10.00pm Monday to Friday Gym open from 9.00am ? 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday Group Fitness Classes Special needs rehabilitation Stroke Rehabilitation Activ8 ? School Work Staff Classes

78. Housing 150 Bed Hostel 13 Strong Housing Team 3 move on accommodation Red Triangle House - Chadwell Heath Hedley House - Romford George Williams House - Across the Road

79. Front of House Front of house is the hub of the building. All of our customers enter through the front of house area. All telephone calls are handled by Front of House as is all post. Front of House deal with all membership enquiries and Direct Debits.

80. Management Services Personnel Anita Seabridge IT Kerry Jones Site Operations Lou White Maintenance Adrian Love Catering Linda Harvey

81. Personnel Staff Recruitment Criminal Records Checks (CRB) Staff Contracts Induction International Staff

82. IT 27 Computers around the building Data Protection DSE Risk Assessment Web Site Construction 8.00am ? 10.00pm Call Out

83. Site Operations All routine Maintenance around the building and off site Housing. Services Contracts Room Set Up

84. Catering Serves 150 residents Caf? Outside catering function SOLID Meeting Catering

85. Finance Director is Colin Warren Finance Manager ? Carol Soan

86. Finance

87. Staff Handbook Training And Development Regular Work Review Personal Details Personal Belongings Personal Presentation Smoking Policy Fire Procedure Romford YMCA is committed to the personal development and professional development of all its staff. Romford YMCA provides an internal programme of training for staff, residents an members. We operate a system of Regular Work Reviews for all staff and volunteers on normally an annual basis. Its purpose is to act as a tool in the development of the overall performance of the member of staff and, in turn, the effectiveness of the Association. It is important that employment and pay records are kept up-to-date, therefore you should notify the Personnel Department in writing, at the earliest opportunity of any change in your personal details by completing the personnel and accounts forms. All details held will only be available to staff dealing with personnel matters. Such information will not be made available to any other person or organisation. Unless specifically required within the Data Protection Act. Personal Belongings brought onto the premises are your responsibility. The YMCA is not insured for personal effects and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for loss of or damage to any personal property. Remember that your appearance reflects on the image of the YMCA. If your job requires you to wear a uniform, remember that it must be worn at all times whilst you are on duty. Please make sure that you and your cloths are always clean and of neat and tidy appearance. Personal Hygiene is important. All staff are required to wear their I.D Badges when working at Romford YMCA (I.D Badge Policy) Romford YMCA is committed to the personal development and professional development of all its staff. Romford YMCA provides an internal programme of training for staff, residents an members. We operate a system of Regular Work Reviews for all staff and volunteers on normally an annual basis. Its purpose is to act as a tool in the development of the overall performance of the member of staff and, in turn, the effectiveness of the Association. It is important that employment and pay records are kept up-to-date, therefore you should notify the Personnel Department in writing, at the earliest opportunity of any change in your personal details by completing the personnel and accounts forms. All details held will only be available to staff dealing with personnel matters. Such information will not be made available to any other person or organisation. Unless specifically required within the Data Protection Act. Personal Belongings brought onto the premises are your responsibility. The YMCA is not insured for personal effects and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for loss of or damage to any personal property. Remember that your appearance reflects on the image of the YMCA. If your job requires you to wear a uniform, remember that it must be worn at all times whilst you are on duty. Please make sure that you and your cloths are always clean and of neat and tidy appearance. Personal Hygiene is important. All staff are required to wear their I.D Badges when working at Romford YMCA (I.D Badge Policy)

88. Health And Safety Policy First Aid First Aid Boxes are stored in each Department Office with main stocks and locations held in Reception. Box should have a stock check list, which is checked monthly to the correct stock level. A list of trained First Aid Staff is held at Reception with each kit.

89. Accidents All accidents, on YMCA premises or when under YMCA supervision, must be recorded by law, including incidents where an accidents was obviously averted due to action. Accident Books are held in Reception, Gym, Catering, Hostel Cleaners and Childcare. New books are obtained from the Personnel Office. All full books must be retained in Department for future reference.

90. General Fire Safety Fire Assemble Point is in the front car park by bicycle stand. The Fire Alarm is tested and recorded weekly by the Duty Services Staff. Full evacuation fire drills are held at least once every six months and recorded on Personnel files. Staff should be aware where the fire exits are located, along with fire alarm and extinguishers. This is part of the YMCA induction programme.

91. If You Hear The Fire Alarm No-one should depart the YMCA premises/site until everyone has been accounted for. Duty Manager will be responsible for contacting Fire Brigade, headcount and co-ordinating the safe evacuation. No return to the building until this is fully authorised by the Fire Brigade or Duty Manager.

92. Romford YMCA


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