Child Protection Policy




This policy will apply to all organisations who use the Charity’s facilities. It does not preclude individual sports clubs affiliated to the Charity operating their own detailed policy in this area. It will ensure all new affiliated organisations are aware of their responsibilities in this area on joining the Charity or using its facilities.

Policy Statement

The Charity is committed to the following:

•The welfare of the child is paramount
•All children should be able to participate in activities in a fun and safe environment
•Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings
•All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
•All employees who work with children will be recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility, and will be provided with guidance and/or training in good
practice and child protection procedures
•Working in partnership with parents and children is essential for the protection of children
•All member clubs having an identified officer who has responsibility for child welfare.
•Those with child welfare responsibilities will be appropriately trained in this area and will be responsible for ensuring good practice.

The Charity requires:

•All staff and volunteers who have access to children to undergo a CRB check
•All employees, volunteers, coaches, welfare officers and team managers to undertake relevant child protection training or undertake a form of home study, to ensure their
practice is exemplary and to facilitate the development of positive culture towards good practice and child protection
•All staff and volunteers to receive advisory information outlining good/bad practice and informing them what to do if they have concerns about the behaviour of an adult
towards a young person
•All coaches, trainee coaches and leaders should have an up to date first aid qualification

Policy Review

The policy should be reviewed every three years or whenever there is a major change in the organisation or in relevant legislation.