Club Protect Insurance Brochure


We take away the hassle.

Ringing around is a nuisance; jargon is confusing; small print goes on forever and call centers…
well, you know the story there. We cut through all that. Complete the simple form on our website and we will do the rest.
We speak your language, we will liaise with Berns Brett who will answer any questions you have and provide advice on all aspects of the available covers. Instead of offering you policies which fit their agenda, they’ll offer you the insurance you really need.

Berns Brett have their own in-house claims handlers, and access to a team of loss adjusters. So should the worst happen they’ll be right there beside you.

One click on our website is all it takes to get started.
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.


Vice President’s Memorial Awards


Boys & Girls Clubs would like to acknowledge and reward young people within our membership, who are dedicated to youth work / youth sports.


The Paddy Duffy Award – “Young Volunteer Award”

The Paddy Duffy Award aims to be supportive of the values, style and approach of Paddy Duffy – a much loved and cherished voluntary youth leader and vice-president of Boys & Girls Clubs (NI). Paddy epitomised many of the personal qualities that are characteristic of good youth work.

The Paddy Duffy Award was established as a memorial award in 2002 by the principal officers & staff of Boys & Girls Clubs. The Award aims to recognise and preserve the values and principles by which Paddy lived and shared with others through his life and voluntary youth work. The Paddy Duffy Award is intended to support a nominated young person who has demonstrated these values in their everyday life and youth work.

The Paddy Duffy Award is a bursary of up to £250 and is awarded to young people whose exemplary participation in youth work is characterised by some of the following:

  • commitment and volunteering
  • selflessness
  • resilience
  • commitment to fair play
  • equal treatment for all
  • supportive and considerate of others
  • sense of fun and humour.

Nominated by: Youth Worker  
Application: Nomination Form



The Jackie Maxwell Award – “Education through Sport Award”

The Jackie Maxwell Award is reflective of the work, commitment and dedication of Jackie Maxwell – a respected, selfless voluntary worker, who touched the hearts of many both on and off the football pitch. He was also a highly esteemed vice-president of Boys & Girls Clubs (NI).  Jackie’s passion was for football but he encouraged young people to participate in all sports and strive for success!

The Jackie Maxwell Award is a bursary of up to £250 and is aimed at voluntary young leaders, who would like to further their leadership skills in sport. The bursary will afford young people the opportunity to gain a coaching qualifications or attend a training course for their personal development and to help and support other young people and local communities.

Nominated by: Club Leader/Coach
Application: Nomination Form



Harry Cunningham Award

Harry Cunningham a stalwart of the Saints boxing club in Twinbrook, Harry was involved in boxing for over 60 years, representing the St Matthew’s club as a youth in Ulster and Irish elite finals. He started his coaching career in the Short Strand before becoming head coach at Saints and Vice-president of the County Antrim Board. His influence on boxing extended far beyond Belfast as he also helped develop a number of county, provincial and national champions, and was also involved with Irish teams at different levels, Harry was regarded as the embodiment of all that is good about amateur boxing.

Proud as he was of every Antrim boxer who achieved success, running the club was not just about medal winners but helping numerous kids within the Twinbrook Estate find a real purpose for life.

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