ASHWORTH VALLEY SCOUT CAMPSITE
CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING
The camp site operates under The Scout Association's code of practice and all users must agree and adhere to this policy.
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We also have a 'Yellow Card', which all volunteers carry with them. You can view and download the card by clicking on the link below.
ASHWORTH VALLEY SCOUT CAMP SITE
Charges are reviewed on 1st April each year. Any advance booking will be adjusted to prices applicable at the date of use (not the date of booking). All cheques should be made payable to ‘ASHWORTH VALLEY SCOUT CAMP SITE’.
By agreement payments can be made by BACS to the above at Sort Code 05.07.22 A/C No .24785818
Building Hire: Please note there is a minimum booking of 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) at weekends Buildings are available:-
Weekends: from 6pm Friday to 4pm Sunday.
Midweek: by agreement. Groups leaving on Fridays must vacate the buildings by 1.00pm but can
still continue to use the site
Gas & Electricity in Buildings In addition to the building hire and camp fees there is an additional charge for gas and electricity, based on actual usage, taken from meter readings on arrival & departure
A Provisional Booking may be re-allocated if not confirmed in writing with the deposit within 28 days of being made.
Deposits & Payments
A deposit of £50 per Building Hire period is payable upon booking. Only when a competed booking form and the deposit have been received will a formal confirmation be issued The balance of all camp fees must be paid, by cheque or cash (sorry we do not do “plastic”) before leaving the site. By agreement payment can be made by BACS
Deposits are non-returnable, unless the building is re-let, or at the discretion of the warden.
In the event of any part of the building being left unsatisfactory a charge may be raised towards cleaning / repair / replacement costs. Our aim is to provide a building that you would be happy to enter at the beginning of your hire.
If you intend to book one of the buildings, please ensure that you sign and date declaration (1) on the booking form.
Child Protection Code of Practice
Ashworth Valley is a Scout Camp Site and as such all users must agree to abide by the Scout Association’s Child Protection code of practice. This code is contained on the ‘Young People First’ card and a link to this is provided on P7 In particular, it must be understood that any contravention of the code of practice could lead to the Scout Association initiating its own reporting and referral procedures. If your organisation has its own child protection code of practice, please supply us with a copy.
Prior to any booking being accepted you must sign and date declaration (2) on the booking form.
Scout Association Insurance ONLY covers members of the Scout Association. If you are a non Scout Association organisation YOU ARE NOT COVERED BY US and must arrange your own insurance cover for everything involved during your stay at the site.
If this affects your group, you must sign and date declaration (3) on the booking form before we accept your booking.
Coaches. Sadly, there is no access for coaches. Mini-busses, vans and cars are OK
The Campsite Rules (below) should be brought to the attention of your party, particularly the adult Leadership
Equipment – Equipment provided by the site for your booked activity is checked on a regular basis. It is your duty to take care of the equipment and the facilities. If you are using your own equipment, then it is your responsibility to ensure all equipment is maintained correctly and in good working order. The site takes no responsibility for damage of own equipment or failure in own kit.
Instructors – Site provided instructors hold relevant qualifications to run said activity under guidance of Scouting. If you are providing your own instructor, then it is your duty to ensure this person is fully qualified and confident in running sessions. We will ask to see certificates numbers for your own Instructors
Booking Activities – Booking forms for activities must be returned at least 4 weeks before your camp date. This allows the site to find instructors and plan maintenance of kit and facilities. If your form is received after the 5 weeks, then the site has the right to refuse your activity booking. If an instructor cannot be found for your chosen activity, then the site may offer an alternative replacement.
Vehicles, and their contents, are left entirely at the owner’s risk.
ASHWORTH VALLEY CAMPSITE RULES
(These should be brought to the attention of the group and its Leaders)
In the event of fire, raise the alarm, evacuate your area to the Fire Point below and undertake an immediate headcount to verify all are accounted for.
Respect the Camp Site Alcohol Policy (which is in line with Scout Association Fact Sheet 185092)
ASHWORTH VALLEY SCOUT CAMPSITE
PERSONAL ACCIDENT AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Ashworth Valley Scout Camp Site is primarily a facility for Scouts and Guides with occasional use by schools and other youth organisations.
The site is administered and run by volunteers (the Warden and Assistant Wardens). They often hold other appointments in the Scout Movement and have undertaken First Aid training.
Duty Wardens are local leaders who assist at the Site at weekends
All the above are members of the Scout Movement and hold First Aid qualifications (minimum – First Response).
As all are volunteers, there are times, particularly midweek, when ‘Users’ are on site, but none of the above are in attendance.
It is incumbent on ‘users’, therefore, to
First Aid Kits
All ‘Users’ should have their own First Aid Kit and someone able to deal with minor accidents.
The Camp Site has First Aid Kits in the Warden’s Office and the Duty Warden’s cabin and the Staff Hut
There is an Automated External Defibrillators located in the porch of the Staff Hut. The above Wardens are trained in its use. A key to this is left with users when no Warden’s are in attendance
There is a second machine in the porch of the Pack Holiday Centre
Telephones are located in both of the Site Offices.
Site Access and Egress
The Site gate is locked at night.
When Staff are in attendance they will open the gate as required.
When Staff are not in attendance a gate key is left with users.
The residents in the Cottage also have gate keys
In the event of an accident
Initial help should be given by any available, capable adult with immediate reference to the Leaders of the group involved.
Decisions on treatment/reference to Hospital/advising parents/carers must be made by the Leaders of the group involved.
The incident must be reported to camp Staff asap and all details recorded in the Site Accident Book.
In the event of a major accident or emergency the Warden must be contacted if not on Site.
Leaders must follow their own organisation’s procedures for internal reporting.
Emergency Numbers: Police 0161 872 5050 Ambulance. 999. Medical Advice 111
Nearest A&E Dept: Fairfield Hospital, Bury Road, Bury
Nearest ‘Walk in Centre’: Moorgate Primary Healthcare, Derby Way, Bury
Our details: Ashworth Valley Scout Camp Site, Ashworth Road,
Bamford, Rochdale, OL11 5UP Tel: 01706 360498