PALM BEACH TEENS UNDER 18 EVENTS
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The child Act 1989)
As part of our commitment to offering quality entertainment to 12 – 17-year olds in a safe
and friendly environment our policy is as follows: Entry is in accordance with our Admission Policy and the age restrictions are strictly adhered to.
Palm Beach Under 18s Events are only for people who are aged 12 to 17 years old. Children must be in Secondary School from Year 7 and above.
Only soft drinks and snacks are on sale; no alcohol branding is displayed and no alcohol will
be sold or dispensed at any Palm Beach U18 Event.
Smoking and vaping is not encouraged at any Palm Beach u18 Event. Any person found vaping inside the venue will have their vape confiscated and it will not be returned.
Prior to a Palm Beach u18 event taking place, local Police will be informed of the dates that
we will be operating Under 18’s Events. We have a very good relationship with the Licensing officer at Wellingborough Police Station who regularly commends us on how successfully we have run these community events over the last 10 years.
In the interest of safety Palm Beach events will take place between the hours of 6pm - 11pm
the latest to ensure the area to cleared of children before night time economy. Palm Beach
does occasionally operate as a Nightclub but there will be no conflict of children mixing with
All Companies with which we contract to provide Door Security Services will only provide
Door Supervisors who are registered with the Security Industry Association (“SIA”) or
equivalent body. In addition, all such companies are obliged to comply with our service level
standards and codes of conduct and be DBS checked.
There will be appropriately qualified First Aiders at each Event and the venue will have a
designated First Aid area.
The venue will have the Palm Beach Admission Policy on display or available on request. We
reserve the right to carry out searches of customers attending these events at their consent. Searches will
usually take place on the door and are primarily undertaken to prevent alcohol, cigarettes/vapes,
illegal substances and weapons being brought into the venue. Any person(s) that declines to
be searched will be refused entry to any Palm Beach Event. Searches will be conducted in
accordance with an approved Searching Policy.
Should we have to refuse entry to any person or ask an attendee to leave a Palm Beach
Event for any reason, for example inappropriate behaviour, we will advise the Event
Manager who is also the Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO) and attempt to make
contact with the parents for collection.
We do not allow any customer over the age of 18 to attend Palm Beach events, although we
are committed to liaising openly with parents, guardians, carers and/or local authority. Only
persons who are employed to work at or supervise the Event will be present at the venue,
other than in exceptional circumstances.
Under NO Circumstances will Bullying be tolerated at any Palm Beach Event. Any person
found to be bullying will be asked to leave, have their parents contacted and banned from
the venue for a period of 3 - 6 months.
Child Protection Policy
We recognise that the welfare of young persons who attend our Palm Beach Teens events is
paramount and that we have a duty of care. We will do everything we can to provide a
caring environment in order for young people to be able to enjoy the entertainment
we offer and be safe at our events.
Treat all young people with respect.
The Event Manager will be the designated person with child protection responsibilities at
our events, also called the DCPO. They will make sure that staff who are working at the
event are aware of their responsibilities in regard to our customers and in particular that
they are expected to share any concerns about the welfare of a child/young person with the
DCPO and that staff are all DBS checked.
Provide a mobile phone for attendees at their request to arrange or confirm travel
arrangements with parents &/or guardians.
Ensure that when leaving the premises, no females leave on their own and that the cars
they are getting into are in fact the parents or guardians of the person who is attending the
Our Designated Child Protection Officer is responsible for:
Arranging training for all staff;
Monitoring and recording concerns;
Making referrals to authorities in the case of any complaint without delay; and contacting
the appropriate authorities to express their concerns, in circumstances where a young
person has refused to remain within the safety of the club and it is thought that the young
person is vulnerable because of drug / alcohol use or emotional difficulties.
Smoking & Vaping Policy
Palm Beach Teens events encourages a non-smoking and vaping policy and therefore no customers
under 16 years is allowed to bring cigarettes, matches or lighters with them into our venues.
We approach the issue of customers trying to bring cigarettes to Palm Beach Teens events
in the way set out below: -
The law prevents those who are under 18 from buying and smoking tobacco products.
It is integral to the success of Palm Beach Teens events that we ensure that under 16’s can
enjoy an event which is held in a safe environment.
It is necessary to portray and re-assurance parents that their children will be safe at our
In many areas we request and receive the support of the local headmasters/teachers to
distribute flyers at their schools. This support is more likely to be forthcoming if the Palm
Beach Teens events are cigarette free because the school is able to help promote something
which is both fun and healthy.
It is one of the unique selling points of Palm Beach Teens events that we provide a nightclub
experience for under 18’s. These events must be held without the sale or consumption of
alcohol, cigarettes and illegal drugs taking place.
To ensure that Palm Beach Teens events are free of cigarettes we operate the following
We promote no smoking at our events and request customers over the age of 16 to refrain
Customers over the age of 16 who feel the need smoke will need to show ID to the door
When people pay admission, they are agreeing to adhere to these terms and conditions of
If the customer under the age of 16 tries to enter the club while in possession of cigarettes
they can choose one of the following options,
keep the cigarettes and be refused entry to the event, or
dispose of the cigarettes and any associated items and be allowed entry to the event
The choice is theirs, there is no question that we are confiscating them (as this could imply
that we will return the cigarettes at the end of the evening - which we will not)
If the customer has chosen to throw them away, we will dispose of them.
Photography and Film Policy
By entering Club Palm Beach, you consent to being photographed or filmed and you consent
to resulting materials being used for commercial distribution, publication and Club Palm
Beach communications, without payment or copyright.
All our photographers who take pictures of under 18’s will be DBS checked
On no occasion shall our photographers have sole access to children.
Pictures will only be taken where children are appropriately dressed for their activity.
No pictures will be taken of children in distress or pain.
If requested by a carer/parent or child not to take their picture, this is fully complied and all
pictures are deleted from the camera immediately.
If carer/parent/child request any images removed from our website this is complied with
No personal details i.e. address or email will be accredited to any image whatsoever.
Our photographers will not drink alcohol, smoke or use inappropriate language in front of
In the event of any violation of any of these points or that an accusation is made against any
of our photographers or other staff then that person will be immediately suspended until
the Police have carried out a full investigation.