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Berns Brett’s credentials
– Established 1967
– A proven heritage in the charity & not for profit sector
– A top-50 independent insurance broker
– We support associations at grass root levels
– Strong relationships with the UK’s biggest insurers.

Boys & Girls Clubs
– Established 1940
– A registered charity and limited company
– We support the personal development and social education of young people
– We support & represent over 120 community-based youth organisations
– Deliver membership support services, training and youth activities
– Work directly with over 2000 young people each year.


Fundraising for your club

Here are some ideas to help with your club’s fundraising!

A to Z of Fundraising

  • A: Auction of Promises people offer goods or services to be auctioned (eg cleaning a car, chauffeur for the day, decorating room, haircut etc.) Make sure you advertise well in advance and get an auctioneer with a loud voice
  • B: BBQ As the summer sets in why not hold a fundraising BBQ and ask guests to make a donation
  • C: Collection Boxes
  • D: Dinner Party  Ask several friends to help you host an around the world dinner party. With 3 or 4 sites, each host can serve a different course, with guestd moving between the venues… and paying for the pleasure!
  • E: Expert Seminar Use an expert or personality, who is prepared to donate their tme, to give a talk or performance. Charge admission, sell refreshments in the break and maybe hold an auction of a signed book or CD.
  • F: Fancy Dress Dressing up can make fundraising even more fun! Why not arrange a fancy dress day at your workplace and charge people to come in themed fancy dress.
  • G: Gift Aid
  • H: Head Shave Will anyone shave their head to raise money for you? Will you take the plunge?
  • I: Internet
  • J: Jumble Sale An ideal opportunity to have a spring clean whilst raising money at the same time!
  • K: Karaoke King Ask your local pub to hold a karaoke competition with entrants making a donation towards your fundraising efforts.
  • L: Line of Pennies Except make them £1 coins! Find a secure venue and ask visitors, or staff etc to leave a £1 and see how far your line stretches!
  • M: Matched Giving Many companies will match their employees fundrasing efforts by making a donation to your cause. Even if your employer doesn’t do this, make sure that you ask them to sponsor you in some way.
  • N: No Smoking Day If you are a smoker then give up and get sponsored to do so. It’s good for your health and an excellent fundraiser
  • O: Outward Bound  This is a perfect way to promote team work within your company while raising money – make a weekend of it
  • P: Party Organising one big event is a great way to raise the bulk of your money. If you can get a venue donated for free, ask your guests to buy a ticket, the price of which will go towards your fundraising target.
  • Q: Quizes Organise a weekly quiz for work colleagues, and ask them to pay an entry fee to take part. A bottle of wine works as a cheap incentive to take part.
  • R: Race Night Hold a race night in aid of your cause or plan a charity evening at the dogs
  • S: Sponsorship Forms Take your sponsorship form everywhere you go!! Remember also there is no time like the present to collect your sponsorship money.
  • T: Tasting Evening Are you a connoisseur or do you know one? Invite a local wine dealer to give an intro to the world of wine – and possibly donate a few good bottles to the occasion. Maybe they would be willing to donate some of their sales to your cause.
  • U: University Challenge Collect together some teams who attended the same or nearby universities and hold a challenge to see what university comes top.
  • V: Valentine’s Day During the season of love, why not play Cilla and set up a blind date or speed dating evening.
  • W: Write Away Get your pen or computer out and write to local companies or business contacts asking them to sponsor your fundraising efforts.
  • X: Xtra Xtra …read all about it! Publicity is a must for any fundraising event. Send a press release to your local newspaper or radio station and see if they can interview you to promote your fundraising.
  • Y: Yellow Day Spread some sunshine by getting work colleagues to wear yellow (or another colour) for the day
  • Z: Zip it Undertake a sponsored silence, if your usually very talkative your friends, family and colleagues might appreciate this.

Access NI Service


The AccessNI Service supplies criminal history information to organisations that employ people in certain types of work or voluntary roles. A criminal history check, also known as a disclosure, will search your details against UK criminal records and other police information and may disclose details of your criminal history. The checks can also include a search of barred lists which are kept by central government
The Department of Education provides guidance on pre-employment checking and safer recruitment practices on the link provided

Boys & Girls Clubs is registered as an umbrella organisation with AccessNI and provides our member clubs with the facility to carry out pre-employment checks for both paid staff and volunteers. AccessNI checks are free to volunteers.

Who Should be Checked?

In September 2012, new regulations came into place in relation to pre-employment checks for staff and volunteers who work with children and young people. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 provides the definition of Regulated Activity as the basis for eligibility for an enhanced disclosure certificate with a check against the Barred list.

Applications for an enhanced disclosure certificate must be based on an assessment of the position to be filled, ensuring that it meets the legislative requirements for a criminal record check. Employers should be aware of their legal obligations and consequences in asking about criminal history that they have no entitlement to view. 

What is Regulated Activity relating to children and young people?

  1. Unsupervised activities: teaching, training, instructing caring for or supervising children, providing advice/guidance on well being, driving a vehicle only for children;
  2. Work for a limited range of establishments (specified places) with opportunity for contact with children for example schools, children’s homes, childcare premises, children’s hospital. Work undertaken by supervised volunteers in these places is not regulated activity
  3. Work under 1 or 2 is regulated activity if undertaken regularly. Regular means carried out by the same person frequently (once a week or more) or on 4 or more days in a 30 day period or overnight.
  4. Relevant personal care, for example washing or dressing, or health care by or supervised by a professional; (even if carried out once).  Click on Flow Chart below to enlarge.


When an organisation decides to supervise a person, in that they do not fall into the definition of Regulated Activity, the law makes three main points

  • There must be supervision by a person who is in regulated activity
  • The supervision must be regular and day to day
  • The supervision must be reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the protection of children.

Staff /volunteers in a role which falls outside the scope of Regulated Activity can access an Enhanced Disclosure without a Barred List check if they meet the definition of regulated activity prior to the Protection of Freedom Act 2012.

Regulated activity prior to the Protection of Freedom Act 2012 is defined as:

  •  Activity involving contact with children or vulnerable adults and is of a specified nature (e.g. teaching, training, care, supervision, advice, medical treatment or in certain circumstances transport) on a frequent, intensive and/or overnight basis
  •  Activity involving contact with children or vulnerable adults in a specified place (e.g. schools, care homes etc), frequently or intensively
  • Fostering and childcare
  • Certain specified positions of responsibility (e.g. school governor, director of children’s services, director of adult social services, trustees of certain charities)

These positions are set out in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007.

Statutory guidance in relation to regulated activity, supervised activity and enhanced disclosures can be found via the links below:

Regulated Activity:
Supervised Activity:
Enhanced Disclosures:

There are also Access NI checks surrounding working with young people and adults:

Access NI checks: Working with children

Access NI checks: Working with adults


Access NI Code of Practice


To find out more about our Access NI Service, e-mail