Equal Opportunities and Outcomes Policy

  1. Statement of Intent                                               

  1. Reach Up recognises that discrimination against different groups of people is widespread in our society and we that have a responsibility to take action against and to prevent discrimination

  2. We believe that by drawing on and valuing diversity, the organisation will be enriching, and its ability to provide assistance to people in need will be strengthened.

  3. We are aware that the high rates of illness and early death in areas of poverty and disadvantage are related to the low incomes of many families who live there. All our aims and objectives reflect our wish to support children, young people and communities in increasing their own strength to take control over how to improve their outcomes in relation to their health, emotional wellbeing and quality of life.

  4. In all our work we will aim to eliminate discrimination and lack of opportunity and outcomes on the grounds of:

  • Age

  • Class

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Gender

  • HIV status

  • Marital status

  • Parental status

  • Previous offences

  • Physical,   mental,  sensory or learning disability

  • Place of residence

  • Political affiliation

  • Race, ethnic origin or colour

  • Religion

  • Sexual orientation

  • Status or income

  1. We will actively strive towards promoting equal rights, opportunities and outcomes for the people and organisations with which we work.

  2. We will use our influence to change attitudes and policies, which reinforce discrimination.

  3. We will aim to create an environment in our activities and events, recruitment and training, in our volunteering opportunities, our meetings and in our office in which all individuals can feel welcome.

  4. We believe that Equal Opportunities and Outcomes are an integral part if all the activities of the Reach up, and that our effectiveness can be measured by the fulfilment of the principles outlined in this statement.

  1. Implementation of policy

    1. We are committed to making the above statement effective in all spheres of our work and structure.

    2. All activities are projects maintained, developed and co-ordinated by Reach up will accord with our commitment to equal opportunities and outcomes and this policy.

Child Protection Policy Statement

Reach Up is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. It recognises its responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to project children from harm, abuse and exploitation. Reach up acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse.

Paid staff and volunteers will endeavour work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights if children, young people ad adults.​

In implementing this child protection policy Reach up will:

  • Ensure that all workers understand their legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation;
  • Ensure that all workers understand their responsibility to work to the standards that are detailed in the organisation’s Child Protection Procedures and work at all times towards maintaining high standards high standards of practice;
  • Ensure that all the workers understand their duty to report concerns that arise about a child or young person, to the organisation’s named person for child protection;
  • Ensure that the named person understands his/her responsibility to refer any child protection concerns to the statutory child protection agencies (i.e Police and/or Social work);
  • Ensure that any procedures relating to the conduct of workers are implemented in a consistent and equitable manner;
  • Provide opportunities for all workers to develop their skills and knowledge particularly in relation to the welfare and protection of children and young people;
  • Ensure that children and young people are enabled to express their ideas and views on a wide range of issues and will have access to the organisation’s Complaints Procedure;
  • Ensure that parents/carers are encouraged to be involved in the work of the organisation and, when requested, have access to all guidelines and procedures;
  • Endeavour to keep up-to-date with the national developments relating to the welfare and protection of children and young people.


In accordance with the Healthy & Safety at Work Act 1974, Reach Up Youth Group acknowledges its responsibility for the health and safety of its employees. In addition.  Reach Up group undertake to comply with all relevant legislation* to protect the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and service-users whilst on the organisation’s premises.



1.1  The trustees are responsible for the implementation of this policy



2.1 Duty of the Employer

The Trustees will be responsible for this policy and for its implementation and monitoring.

The board will nominate and appointed person to take responsibility for specified health and safety.



The Health and safety at Work Act also places the following duties on all employees:

3.1 To work safely, efficiently and without endangering the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues or the general public or any other person who has the right of access to the organisation’s premises at any time;

3.2 To adhere to the safety policy laid down by the organisation;

3.3 To report all accidents, near misses or hazardous situations to the appropriate persons;

3.4 To wear safety and protective equipment where these are provided for use at work;

3.5 To meet other statutory safety obligation including that laid down in section 8 of the Act which states that “no person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions”.



4.1 Reach Up will provide for the regular maintenance of tis equipment and systems. This will include a periodic check of all electrical appliances that Reach Up is responsible for and the regular maintenance of all work equipment.

4.2 Information on how to use work equipment will be available to employees/volunteers. It is the responsibility of employees/volunteers to ensure that they are familiar with the instructions for operating equipment before doing so.

4.3 Reach up will not accept responsibility for accident resulting from misuse of equipment or using incorrect equipment for a given task (e.g climbing on chairs instead of ladders).



5.1 An employee/volunteer will be deemed a VDU ‘user’ under the regulations if they meet the following criteria:

a) Dependence on the use of a VDU for their job;

b) Use of the VDU for continuous spells of over one hour.

5.2 Identified users will be allowed a five minute break away from the VDU after one hour continuous screen use/keyboard use.

5.3 Identified users will be given a regular eye-checks every 24 months at Reach up expense. Reach up will consider meeting the cost of corrective lenses only if any deterioration of eyesight is a direct result of VDU use.

5.4 Full consideration will be given to identified users who request breaks from VDU work on medical grounds )e.g pregnancy, upper limb pains, discomfort to hands, arms or shoulders as well as eyesight problems or headaches).

5.5 Reach up will ensure that workstations (display screen, keyboard, work-desk, work-chair and enviorment) for VDU users and non-users comply with the relevant regulations to be enacted from 31 December 1996.



6.1 Reach up will identify all hazardous substances used in the workplace.

6.2 Wherever possible, reach up will replace hazardous substances used in the workplace.

6.3 Reach up will provide adequate storage facilities for all hazardous substances.



7.1 A Register of accident and injuries will be available at all Reach up premises. The registers will include the date of the accident, name, sex, age, ad occupation of the person injured, nature of the injury, place where the accident occurred and a brief description, name of person recording accident, name(s) of witnesses.

7.2 A written record of all modifiable accidents (i.e those resulting in death or an employee being off work for longer than three days) will be kept for at least three years.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 06, 2021

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy has been created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Reach Up Youth, 70 Andover Street, S3 9EH, Sheffield.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: United Kingdom

  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • Service refers to the Website.

  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Website refers to Reach Up Youth, accessible from https://reachupyouth.co.uk

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read “Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?” available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies here: All About Cookies by TermsFeed.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

  • By email: reachupyouth@outlook.com