Things you should know

Stay Safe when visiting activities

No we’re not about to go on about wearing hard hats and fluorescent jackets! It’s just that if you are going to attend any activities or events – or anywhere else for that matter – we want you to have a great time and for nothing to go wrong.

So if you are planning on attending an activity – especially if it is for the first time – we would suggest that you:

  • Contact the organiser to make sure the event is still on
  • Make sure you know where the event is and how to get there
  • Find out if there are any relevant access, age or gender restrictions
  • Check to see if you need any special equipment or clothing
  • See what time the activity ends and make arrangements to get home
  • Let somebody you trust know where you are going and how to contact you
  • If possible don’t attend an activity/event alone, take a trusted friend or adult
  • Introduce yourself to the organiser when you arrive
  • Enjoy yourself!

What makes a safe organisation?

Below is a list of things that organisations/services should have in place to show that they are providing quality and safe activities/events:

  • Staff/volunteers are recruited using the Safer Recruitment Standards, which include having up to date and relevant DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • A health and safety policy
  • Appropriate insurance cover
  • Safeguarding procedures
  • Complaints procedures
  • Anything you consider to be relevant to your needs.

Please note that the service details that are advertised on Knowsley Places to Go, Things to do have been provided by a range of organisation/services within Knowsley and therefore the information has not been checked and verified. It is YOUR responsibility to take any precautions necessary.

Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board has published a list of the ‘right questions’ for parents to ask providers before allowing their child to participate in any activity/club – HERE.

Information about Knowsley’s Short Breaks Current Offer – November 2019

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  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful. They must not be defamatory, libellous, in breach of the data protection act, contain obscenities or foul language.
  • Contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing offence or trouble. Users who persistently post comments which are unrelated to the item being commented on may be blocked and their comments deleted.
  • Advertising or promotional postings will not be accepted unless with the prior consent of Knowsley Council
  • In line with local government guidelines, no political campaigning or electioneering will be permitted.

The council reserves the right to block users who are in breach of the terms and conditions above without prior notice.

The council’s decision is final.

Please note that the council does not endorse any private company or individual, and this remains the case even when the council is “friends” with or “follows” a profile or account on social media sites.

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  • Contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing offence or trouble.
  • Contributions will not be accepted if using it for advertising or promotional purposes, unless with the prior consent of Knowsley Council

 Online safety

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We will not pass on any personal information that you have given us to third parties for commercial use.

If sharing information among officers and other agencies will help to improve the service you receive, then we will share information where the legal framework allows it. However, if you prefer that certain information about you is not shared within the Council, you can request that this does not happen.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the good practice for the handling of personal data contained within that act.

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On this site, you will find links to other websites which we have provided for your information and convenience. It does not mean that these organisations can access information about you which is held by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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