Those who work for AYFC are a diverse bunch, some are parents, some are not; some are young some are old; for some this is their main employment, for others this is a weekly commitment as a volunteer; some have years of youth work experience, for some youth work is a new thing. Two things all our workers with young people and children have in common is support and accountability. Anyone who wants to work with us undergoes an induction programme that involves Criminal Record Bureau checks and the gathering of references. No one works alone and all work is carried out in line with our safeguarding policy (See safeguarding). We all work in a team and under a line manager. Ongoing encouragement, advice and training in best practice is included in everyone’s support.