Scripture Union, Northern Ireland

Further Information and F.A.Q.

Each year, Scripture Union organises a series of missions for over 5,000 children and young people. In Northern Ireland these missions have been run for over 100 years. The emphasis is on fun and companionship, with the important dimension of learning more about the relevance of Jesus Christ today.

All Missions are planned with safety and enjoyment in mind, in line with SUNI’s policies on Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Covid 19 Guidelines and GDPR (copies are available on request).

Who will be looking after my child?

All Missions are staffed by volunteers who are approved by SUNI. Teams of volunteers work under the supervision of voluntary team leaders who are carefully selected for their leadership abilities and experience and appointed to their role by the Council of SUNI.

All volunteers are trained according to SUNI’s procedures for Safeguarding children and young people, training covers the areas of: Health and Safety, COVID Safety and Child Protection. Volunteers who handle personal information are also trained in our GDPR procedures.

Each Mission has its own qualified appointed person(s) for First Aid and all activities are carried out under careful and qualified supervision.

Will I have to pay for my child to attend an SU Mission?

There is no charge for children to attend an SU Mission however all children must be formally registered to attend.

Some Missions may run optional excursions which may have a small charge. There may also be a small bookstall at each mission where children and young people can purchase Bibles or reading notes.

What about insurance?

All SUNI Missions are covered by a Public Liability (3rd party) Insurance Policy.

Please note that some activities listed on the website may change due to insurance restrictions unknown at time of uploading onto the site.

In addition to the insurance cover that we provide, we advise everyone to take our cover against personal accident, cancellation and illness.

How do I register my child to attend?

Parents are encouraged to register their child online before the event.

Registration will open roughly 1 month before the Mission/CSSM. A link to register will be found on the Mission/CSSM’s social media page.

Even if your child is registered online, parents/guardians must ensure their child is signed in at the start of every session.

If your child can no longer attend the Mission/CSSM please contact the Team Leader/Secretary via their team email and they can make the space available to someone else.

It will be possible to register on arrival.

How do we make contact with the Mission Leaders?

Each Mission has its own email account for correspondence with parents/guardians.

The Mission Leaders/Secretaries are best placed to provide information of meeting times, locations, and registration.

For a response to any enquiries, please check your email regularly, including your junk mail folder and add @suni.co.uk to your ‘safe sender’ list.

What processes are being put in place for COVID safety?

All SU activities this summer are subject to COVID restrictions and guidelines as part of SUNI’s statutory requirement to undertake a risk assessment of Covid–19 and the mitigation measures that will be required. Volunteers will be fully briefed in all the necessary measures to be undertaken in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all involved.

A few practical things to note in order to help us do this well include:

• Please do not attending an SU activity if you have any COVID symptoms
• Please avoid congregating around drop–off and pick–up areas

Please follow all instructions given by the team leaders of the event, so that we can all stay safe this summer!

What if I have a complaint?

We really hope your experience of SU Missions is a great one! However, if there is a problem we would like to know as soon possible so we can do our best to put it right. Please contact the Camp Leader in the first instance. If the problem is not dealt with to your satisfaction, please contact SU Staff at missions@suni.co.uk

How do I raise a concern about safeguarding?

Please contact the Safeguarding Designated Officer for Camps and Missions kathy@suni.co.uk.

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