Is safety and security a high priority for AKKF?
YES! Our very highest priority!
- All camps, activity days and connect programs are staffed by trained AKKF staff and volunteers.
- AKKF staff and volunteers are required to complete and maintain a working with Children check.
- AKKF staff and volunteers are required to complete and maintain a national police check.
- AKKF staff conduct safety checks and risk assessments at all activity locations.
I don’t want my work to know I have registered my young person for AKKF programs. Who will know I have registered my young person?
- All personal details are collected and securely stored by AKKF.
- Details of families are strictly confidential and not shared with any third parties.
- Surveys completed after programs help us measure outcomes and provide evidence to assist with funding so we can keep delivering more amazing programs.
- All reports back to third parties are de-identified. No names or personal details are given out. No young person or family can be identified.
In the rare instance medical attention is required, do staff have first aid training?
- AKKF staff undergo ongoing first aid training.
- Full first aid kits are carried at all times.
- Full medical history of young people are taken on registration and kept up to date and care plans recorded.
- An AKKF clinical staff member are always on call on activity days.
- An AKKF clinical staff member attends every camp.
How will my young person get to programs?
- AKKF only use busses provided by large professional bus companies driven by qualified drivers who hold up to date code of conduct and risk assessment certification.
- AKKF do not use single car transport or services like uber/taxi’s for transporting young people.
- AKKF staff and volunteers do not transport young people in any transports including minibuses or private vehicles.
- AKKF supervise young people while being transported.
- AKKF conduct safety checks and risk assessments on pickup and drop off locations.
Where will my young person be picked up from?
- AKKF do not pick up individual young people.
- Pick up radius is determined by how far families are willing to travel to meet the bus AKKF is providing.
- AKKF run a bus from a designated pickup point to the full day activity day or camp location.
- Should an activity day or camp is be run in an area where most of the attendees live, we may not run a bus. In this instance, parents will need to pick up and drop off.
- AKKF does not provide transport for short activity days, parents will need to pick up and drop off.
Are programs broken down into age groups?
- Camps are held for either primary school or high school ages young people.
- Activity days are broken into primary school or high school ages young people. Age groups may be combined if registration numbers are low in a certain location.
- Connect sessions are broken down into many different age groups so content is age appropriate.
How much does the program cost?
- Programs are all free to families where funding is available.
Who is eligible to register for AKKF programs?
- Any young person living in a family impacted by mental health concerns can register provided funding is available.
Does a family member need to have a medically diagnosed mental illness for their young people to register to attend AKKF programs?
- Programs are available to all young people who live in a family where a family member has a mental illness.
- Young people living in families that have a member of the family experiencing Anxiety, depression, PTSD and any other mental health concerns; diagnosed or not can apply to register for programs.
Who can refer a child?
- Anyone can refer a child.
How old does my young person need to be?
- AKKF provide programs for young people aged 8-18 years of age.
- For the Police Kids Trial, we will be welcoming young people aged 12-17.