Participant Boundaries

Inclusiveness As Quakers we believe in the equality of everyone and it is important that everyone attempts to get on well with each other to build a sense of community. No-one should feel excluded or isolated because of race, age, gender, ability, sexuality, culture or class. At London Link Group events we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable so please think carefully about the words you use, jokes you tell and any actions which may be hurtful and upset others. Please be considerate of others and think about how you can contribute to an inclusive atmosphere.

Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not allowed during London Link Group events. Prescription medicines should be detailed on the event booking form.

Sleeping arrangements There should be quiet and lights out in sleeping areas at bedtime. We have found it important that everyone has enough sleep to enjoy the activities of the next day. There should be no sexual activity. All sleeping areas are single sex at all times and members of the opposite sex are not allowed in others sleeping area at bedtime. With the exception where the building does not permit this – This will be indicated at the time of booking.

Participation Young people are expected to attend all the sessions unless indicated otherwise. There is plenty of free time.

Health and safety All participants must observe the health and safety rules which apply to the site, including any off-limits areas. These will be explained in detail in the welcome meeting: please listen carefully, they are necessary for your health and your safety.

Leaving the site There will be times when we will leave the site together, or in small groups. Participants may not leave the site other than at these times, unless explicit permission as been given by an adult co-ordinator.

Other people Other people may be on site during our stay. Please be considerate towards their needs and feelings. If you have any concerns about people you meet on site, let a member of staff know immediately.

Personal possessions If you bring valuables to London Link Group events, you must take responsibility for them at all times.

Mobile phones In our experience mobile phones can be detrimental to the inclusiveness of the community we are trying to build at London Link Group events, please be considerate in using them sparingly.

Photos on Facebook/the internet You should obtain permission from participants before uploading photos of them to Facebook and other websites. Please be considerate towards the feelings of others – some people may feel uncomfortable about certain images appearing in public places.