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some facts and figures about West Kent YMCA

Our Registered Address for all Group companies is:
West Kent YMCA Head Office, c/o Ryder House, 1-23 Belgrave Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2BP

Charity Details West Kent Y.M.C.A. is Registered Charity No 803529 | Registered in England & Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No 2512960

We have a wholly owned trading subsidiary West Kent YMCA Trading Ltd which is Registered in England & Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No 3742102 and is VAT Registered.

We have another [dormant] company in the Group West Kent YMCA Academy Trust Ltd which is Company Limited by Guarantee No 9030996

We plan to have another charitable company in the Group West Kent YMCA Housing Association Ltd [subject to registration]

For our charity and company registration see the CHARITY COMMISSION and COMPANIES HOUSE websites or contact us. For our up to date Mem & Arts [governing documents], annual accounts or other info please contact us - details in website footer - or email

For our latest audited annual accounts and trustees report > 

The Skills Funding Agency recognise us a registered provider for the delivery of education and training services with the following UK Provider Registration Number [UKPRN] UKPRN 10009574 WEST KENT Y.M.C.A. and list us in their Register of Training Organisations - a single list of organisations that have been successful in the Skills Funding Agency's Due Diligence Assurance Gateway process for the delivery of education and training services.

Data Protection - We are registered under the Data Protection Act [DPA] with the Information Commissioner's Office [ICO]. Our Company Secretary is our 'Data Controller' and all DPA enquiries or subject data access requests should be sent to the

- Many people assume we are subject to the Freedom of Information Act [FOI] - as some of our work is publicly funded. Although data we provide to statutory bodies who fund, commission, audit, record or regulate our work can be requested from them under FOI legislation, we are not directly subject to any FOI requests as we are a Registered Charity - exempt from the FOI Act.  However, requests for info, outcomes or feedback are welcome and will be considered on their merit and resources required to reply in a timely manner.

DBS [previously called CRBs] - we comply with the DBS code of practice on data protection and rehabilitation of offenders.

- in order to fully meet our duty of care in safegaurding clients [children, young people and vulnerable adults] we always obtain a new Enhanced DBS and take up at least 2 written references, often followed up by further enquiries.  We encourage referees to be very honest and highlight any potential areas of weakness or concern that we might need to monitor, manage, supervise or help individual volunteers and staff develop their skills.  Issues or concerns can be flagged up in strictest confidence by phone, fax, email, text, letter or meeting with our safeguarding team.  Written references provided to us are NEVER disclosed to the applicant or any third party [unless required by court order].

FAITH - will you only work with Christians? - NO!  We are committed to the FaithWorks Charter, and will not impose our faith on trustees, staff, volunteers, clients, partner organisations, funders or supporters.

Our Counselling service is clinically managed and supervised by trained supervisors who are accredited and registered with the BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.  All our counsellors (paid and volunteer) and supervisors follow the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions - published by the BACP.  We hold professional indemnity insurance [PII].

Drivers.  Before staff or volunteers can drive a West Kent YMCA vehicle they must be vetted on driving history, age, medical conditions and attend and pass a MIDAS course in the safe and efficient use of minibuses. 


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