In May 2020 we are launching bcyouth - an exclusive event for school years 7-13 at the Big Church Day Out!
Join us for three days of worship, equipping and encounter where young people can come and connect with Jesus.
We anticipate thousands of young people from across the UK gathering to worship, pray and learn what it means to live for God. You’ll meet with God and grow in faith together with your friends. There’ll be four morning meetings across the three days, where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter God and grow in faith.
As well as all of this amazing content you can also enjoy the full BCDO festival experience (complete with our exclusive bcyouth campsite!). It’s the ultimate youth group destination for 2020.
Pitch your tents in our brand new bcyouth campsite - we know that camping together is the best way to deepen friendships and make the most of every second of your time away together, so we’ve created a brand new and exclusive bcyouth campsite. Think spike-ball, firepits, marshmallows, late night chats - it’s all happening in the bcyouth campsite!
Anyone over the age of 18 must be coming with young people aged between 11 and 18 (or school year 7 – 13). There must be one adult (over 18 years old) on every booking, and a maximum of six young people (under 18 year olds) per adult.
The price of a BCDO + Camping ticket plus just a £15 BCYouth upgrade.
Big Church Day Out is devoted to safeguarding children, young people and adults that have care and support needs, and ensuring their well-being. We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse, and neglect, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
Big Church Day out along with BCY is committed to:
We accept that all organisations who work with children, young people and adults at risk should operate and promote good working practice. Our ‘Duty of Care’ is in part exercised through the development of respectful and caring relationships but also by people taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and well-being of those they have responsibility for, particularly in relation to safeguarding them from all types of abuse. Before individuals start working in positions that have contact with children, young people and adults, they need to understand and acknowledge the responsibilities and trust inherent to their role.
We believe all adults working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are in positions of trust. It is therefore vital to ensure they do not use their position of power inappropriately. This is why Big Church Day Out want to work hard to introduce safe practice.
Before individuals start working in positions that have contact with children, young people and adults, they need to understand and acknowledge the responsibilities and trust inherent to their role. This means there will be a clear procedure around safeguarding as well as ensuring staff are all safely recruited and appropriately vetted in line with our organisation's safer recruitment policy.
BCDO's safeguarding team will be working throughout BCY in terms of their presence and support/intervention. BCY are also in partnership with Thirty One: Eight in ensuring safeguarding arrangements for this event are appropriately planned and in place.
Finally, we will be looking at an expectation document for all youth leaders to read and sign alongside with the booking/online application and that within this you will be asked to include the contact details for their church's/organisation's safeguarding coordinator too.