Our 5 Principles

The network has developed a set of guiding principles outlining the values & principles for all Safe Spaces, known as the 5P’s.

PLACE

An accessible space open at the same time on a regular basis for young people to engage with.


PEOPLE

Open to young people in the neighbourhood regardless of circumstances and or situation, facilitated by a suitable ratio of DBS checked staff and/or volunteers.


PRESENCE

A place where all young people can feel safe, actively listen to one another, and form friendships and relationships.


PROVISION

Positive relationships and activities that engage young people. Seeking the holistic development of young people physically, economically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Supporting and signposting young people to more specialised provision where appropriate.


PARTICIPATION

Encouraging the expression of unique talents, experiences and skills in Safe Spaces or in wider community projects and activities.