Community toolkit: register as a Welcoming Space

Last updated: 1 November 2022 Download the toolkit (pdf, 292.0 KB)

7. Welcoming Spaces Charter

We ask that you read this charter before registering your Welcoming Space on the Buckinghamshire Online Directory.

You’ll get a warm welcome as well as warm space

Every time you come to a Welcoming Space you will be given a warm welcome from the staff and volunteers there.

Everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect

It doesn’t matter why you need a warm space.  Everyone has a right to be warm, so everyone in a Welcoming Space treats people, and is treated by people, with fairness, dignity, and respect.

The Welcoming Space will be a safe space

Your Welcoming Space will stick to the safeguarding policies that it always uses, and it will stick to food hygiene rules too!

We won't tell anyone about you needing a Welcoming Space

If you want to share the reasons you need a Welcoming Space, someone will listen, but they won’t tell anyone else unless you give them permission, or they must because of their safeguarding policies.

Safeguarding and insurance

Welcoming Space participants will be expected to adhere to their own safeguarding policies and ensure that all staff and volunteers are briefed on these procedures. 

We also ask that you conduct your own risk assessments of your venue and have in place your own public liability insurance. The CILIP toolkit (PDF, 3.8 MB) provides helpful risk assessment examples as part of their resources.

Register your Welcoming Space

To register your Welcoming Space online you need to create a Buckinghamshire Online Directory account.