Our Child and Young Persons’ Protection Policy contains a variety of policies that describe the commitment that 180 Degrees Trust has to children and young people and the measures it will take to ensure their safety and well-being. The safety and well being of children and young people is of prime importance at all times.


The 180 Degrees Trust is committed to maintaining a high level of risk management. We have up to date RAMS forms for all of our activities.


Purpose: 180 Degrees Trust is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for at-risk young offenders participating in our programs. This policy outlines our stance on drug and alcohol use to ensure the well-being and safety of all participants, staff, and the community.


  1. Prohibited Substances:
    • The use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or unauthorised prescription medications is strictly prohibited during 180 Degrees Trust activities and events.
    • The consumption of alcoholic beverages by participants is strictly prohibited during any 180 Degrees Trust activities, unless explicitly permitted by authorised staff for specific events (in accordance with applicable laws and regulations).
  2. Scope:
    • This policy applies to all participants, volunteers, staff, and contractors associated with 180 Degrees Trust, whether engaged in on-site activities, off-site programs, or 1-1 interactions with clients.
  3. Impairment – Camps & 1-1 Mentoring:
    • CAMPS: Individuals engaging in activities with 180 Degrees Trust must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol that could impair their judgment, coordination, or ability to participate safely.
    • 1-1 Mentoring: Individuals engaging with 1-1 Mentoring services who may be under the influence of substances due to addiction must not engage in activities which are of a high-risk nature, if their behaviour is deemed dangerous or unmanageable the mentor can cancel and take nescesarry steps to manage safety, which may include contacting emergency services.
  4. Random Screening:
    • 180 Degrees Trust reserves the right to conduct random drug and alcohol screenings on participants, staff, and volunteers to ensure compliance with this policy.
  5. Consequences of Violation:
    • Violation of this policy may result in immediate removal from the program or activity.
    • Legal authorities may be notified in the case of illegal substance use or activities.
  6. Confidentiality:
    • Any information obtained during screenings will be treated confidentially and shared only with authorised personnel on a need-to-know basis.
  7. Education and Support:
    • 180 Degrees Trust will provide education and resources on the risks associated with drug and alcohol use and may offer support services for individuals struggling with substance abuse.
  8. Reporting:
    • All suspicions or observations of drug or alcohol use must be reported immediately to the designated 180 Degrees Trust staff member.

Review and Revision: This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as needed to ensure its relevance and effectiveness.

Acknowledgment: All participants, staff, and volunteers associated with 180 Degrees Trust are required to read, understand, and acknowledge this policy.

For questions or clarification regarding this policy, please contact The Managing Trustee.