Good governance is an important part of assuring that Bath YFC fulfil its mission and charitable aims and that the work we deliver is of the highest quality and that we deliver work that is the best it possibly can be.

Safeguarding children and young people

The safety of children and young people is a priority for Bath YFC within our work. All staff and volunteers receive training and a copy of our safeguarding policy, this is the Bath YFC Safeguarding policy. Bath YFC recruit according the Safer Recruitment guidelines. To read our policy please click on the link below:

Read our Safeguarding Policy here

Read our independent safeguarding audit here.

Read our independent audit of how we involve young people in our work.

Our AGM was held on 20th October 2016 and you can download our annual report below:

Annual Report 2015-16 (online verision) or download the PDF version here.

Bath YFC Trustees

Dan Jones (Chair)

Dan has been involved with Bath YFC for 16 years now . Starting as a humble volunteer in 1994, Bath YFC became instrumental in my faith journey and more so changing professions into Christian Youth Work. Dan has been a trustee now for nine years and is the current chair. He is in full time ministry and work for the Anglican Diocese of Bristol as their Youth and Children’s Adviser.

John Lawton (Vice Chair)

John is based in Bath and works at Future Publishing in their International Sales team. John formerly headed up youth work at Hay Hill Baptist church with his wife and has a real passion to see young people establish and grow in a relationship with God. When he’s not selling knitting magazines in Finland John enjoys football, films and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Kathy Beadle (Secretary)

Kathy has lived in Bath for 14 years and came here to do the youth and community degree course with Centre for Youth Ministry in Bristol.  Kathy goes to St. Stephen’s church which was her degree placement and I have been involved in the children and youth work there ever since.  Kathy is married to Tim and they have 3 children, whom they home school, and an allotment.  Kathy enjoys art and craft, reading, walking, cycling and window shopping.  Kathy has had an involvement with Bath YFC for about 13 years and have been a trustee for the last 8 years.

David Chambers (Treasurer)

David is an expert in mobile phone network technology, now working for himself after many years with large multi-national companies. He’s visited many countries throughout the globe but still thinks the UK is the best place to live. He worships at St Saviour’s Larkhall, where he also plays the drums and operates the sound desk.

Louise Cripps

Louise is married to Mark (who used to work with Bath YFC) and she is currently the Head Teacher at Swainwick Primary School. Louise has been a trustee for over ten years.

Jeremy Steeds

Jeremy has lived in Bath for the last decade, is married to Wendy, Father to Luke and is Lead Pastor at Sladebrook Evangelical Church. Jeremy has been involved in Bath YFC youth work over the years, in particular a partnership between Sladebrook and Bath YFC where we ran an after school football project.

Jerry Parr

Jerry is chaplain at St. Mark’s School and Bath Christian Sixth Form. Jerry has been in Bath for over six years, he lives in Peasdown St. John and is married with three children. Jerry can normally be found in the Sanctuary at St. Mark’s School

Paul Little

Family married to Elaine, Sons Jake, Will, Joe and Toby. I was encouraged in my faith by Bath YFC team during the 80’s. Late 90’s moved to train with Church Army in Sheffield, then to Scotland church planting and working with vulnerable young people and people in addiction. Currently self employed builder and part time working for Urban Saints leading regular short-term mission trips for young people and their leaders to Mexico building houses to keep families together.

Rachel Ringham-Allen (advisory role)

Rachel is married to Simon and has a son called Theo. She is part of West-Wilts Vineyard Church. Rachel is not officially a trustee yet, though we hope she will be soon. She is supporting Bath and Wiltshire YFC in an advisory role in particular around areas of safeguarding. Professionally Rachel works with large national charities and local authorities to help them develop their risk management related to child sexual exploitation. Rachel is not at this time trustee but will be joining the group in the the next year.

Bath YFC Charitable Incorporated Organistion

At our AGM on 15th October 2015 it was agreed that Bath YFC would move to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CiO). Our registered charity number is 1165745. Our new constitution can be downloaded on from the link below. Bath YFC continues to hold charitable trust status as well and this number remains 1067198. The old charity is now linked to the new CiO.

Constitution for new Charitable Incorporated Organisation

The Objects of the CIO are, for the public benefit:-

  • to advance the Christian faith and to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to promote and encourage Christian evangelisation of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to educate, encourage and participate in the emotional, physical and spiritual development of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to relieve poverty among young homeless people by the provision of housing, education and training and such other ways in which the charity trustees may from to time to decide; and
  • the advancement of education in (but not limited to) Bath and Wiltshire.