Animals in Mind is fully committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Lynn holds an enhanced DBS certificate and is registered with the annual DBS update service. Consent can be provided for organisations to check free of charge at any time. DBS certificate will be provided at the time of booking and available to inspect at any visit.
Please see our Safeguarding Policy here.
Animal Welfare, Ethical Practice and Licensing
Animals in Mind is an organisation that is fully compassionate and committed to the welfare of animals, going beyond the expectations of the animal welfare act in the provision of animal care.
Animal Assisted Education, Therapy, or Intervention does not currently need to be 'licensed'. However, activities that include animals 'with an audience' must be licensed. This is a requirement of The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Therefore, Animals in Mind has gone through the rigorous welfare standards to achieve the License. Please do not use the services of an organisation who is not licensed, as this means they have not proven to a qualified inspector that their welfare standards for animals have met the expected standards. Details of the animal license expectations can be found here.
Animals in Mind’s Licence No is: LN/202000065, issued by Daventry District Council, where any concerns about the welfare of our animals can be reported to the Licensing Officer.
Animals in Mind is also a member of the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), and as part of our commitment to animal welfare, we abide by the SCAS Code of Practice for the UK. Please follow the link to access the code.
Health and Safety
Health and Safety is paramount when working with animals and people. From disease prevention to the prevention of scratches and nips and bites. Full generic risk assessment, and risk control is in place, and updated annually, with written and dynamic risk assessment at every session.
All AiM animals are safe and friendly and no animal will assist in an event or education activity without prior training and a risk assessment. Please see a copy of our generic risk assessment.