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Carlisle Youth Zone have the following values to create a SAFE and FUN environment for all:

  • Respect Each Other.
  • Respect the Staff.
  • Respect the Building and Equipment.


We want you to have fun, feel safe and belong to your Youth Zone. To help this be true for everyone as a member of Carlisle Youth Zone you agree to play your part by agreeing to the following:


  • other members –no name calling, bullying, fights, threats, aggressive behaviour
  • staff – to do as asked by staff & volunteers without argument, cheek or rudeness
  • the building and equipment
  • How we talk with each other and the language that we use


  • to be honest
  • To be responsible for my actions
  • to admit to breakages
  • to own up to your part in disputes


  • you are responsible for your own stuff at all times
  • be a positive role model
  • get involved, have fun, help us to improve what we offer
  • listen and follow instructions


  • To value everyone
  • To accept everyone by not to discriminate against others on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation


  • SAFE
    • To keep others safe by not bullying or intimidating other members or members of the public
    • Be sensible on the stairs and always keep entrance and fire exits clear – running inside the building can put yourself and other people at risk
    • We will give a warning on breaking other parts of the agreement and will impose escalating sanctions if you don’t change your behaviour
    • We will give you opportunities for you to put right anything you have done wrong

We won’t compromise the safety of others but would always want to help you to change your behaviour for the better.


Senior Club Behaviour Policy

All issues to be based on the following values to create a SAFE and FUN environment for all:

  • Respect Each Other.
  • Respect the Staff.
  • Respect the Building and Equipment.

3 Strike Policy

Warnings/Strikes can be issued by ALL members of staff.

  • All warnings to be communicated with young person and reception, receptionist to log issue/incident in sessional behaviour document.
  • Brief overview of issue/incident to receptionist will include:

– Name of young person

– Reason for warning

  • If YP reaches two logged warnings, he/she is to be spoken to by ANY member of staff to reiterate that they have received two warnings, and that one more will result in them being asked to leave.
  • If YP reaches three warnings they are to be taken aside by ANY member of staff into a mentoring room for a chat. This chat will outline the following:
    • Why they have received three warnings.
    • Why this is not acceptable in line with agreement they have signed and how the behaviour shown will not be tolerated at CYZ.
    • Cooling off period in line with any previous behaviour issues.

Cooling Off Period – General Guidelines

The First Issue – One night cooling off period, miss the next session. Behaviour agreement signed again on return. Parents to be contacted.

The Second Issue – Two nights cooling off period, miss the next two sessions. Behaviour contract implemented. Parents to be contacted.

Any further issues will be specific to the behaviour contract put in place linking to the individual action plan for that young person. This process is accumulative; therefore cooling off period will increase each time an issue arises with the same YP. If there are no issues that occur within 3 months of the previous issue, the process starts from the beginning.

Cooling Off Period – Extenuating Circumstances

Important that following excessive physical/verbal abuse or violent and aggressive behaviour that young people are told that they will not be able to access CYZ for at least a week and a member of staff will be in contact.  

The incident will be reviewed.

The Outcome and length of any cooling off period will be dependent on the following:

  • Involvement of any external agency involvement i.e Police.
  • The nature of the incident.
  • The damage/harm caused.
Carlilse Youth Zone

About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.

Part of the onside network