Safeguarding Young People

The Downs Light Railway Trust is committed to sustaining an inclusive environment where young people and adults gain inspiration and can flurish in the activities together in our unique environment.
Safeguarding Young People Statement from the Head of the Downs Light Railway Trust
Safeguarding Young People Policy

Operational Safety

Railways are not without risks and miniature railways are no different. We are not subject to the The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS), but we do follow certain best practices. Operational risks evolve and must be managed through robust supervision on top of an engaged safety culture.

The Safety Management System is the backbone for all who participate on the Downs Light Railway, from the youth members, adult volunteers, to visitors wishing to operate their locomotives on our railway.

Safety Management System

Grants and Donations

As a registered charity, we rely on income from fundraising to secure our activities. It is therefore essential that the Trust ensures that by undertaking fundraising activities it upholds any legal, statutory or regulatory requirements, and maintain our reputation and adherence to our Trust values.
Policy for fundraising