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The Safeguarding of Children at Spenborough & District AC

The Safeguarding of Children at Spenborough & District AC

Kevin Aspindle17 Jan 2020 - 13:56
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Did you know that there are over 120 child and youth members training each week with Spenborough & District AC? We want to ensure, as much as possible, that our club is fun, friendly, safe and a positive place for the young people who attend. Therefore we have a child protection policy and safeguarding procedures which aim to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect the children/young people (all those under 18) who participate in athletics.

The welfare of the child is paramount and all children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse. There are four main categories of abuse : physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Bullying can also be a category of abuse. The abuse, or possible abuse, of a child/young person may come to the attention of our volunteers in a variety of ways and any possible signs will be shared with our Welfare Officer and they may then decide to refer the child/young person to care agencies for further enquiries if appropriate.

Other club members and supporters may also have concerns about a child’s welfare. In the best interests of the child/young person, these concerns should be raised with the Welfare Officer and followed through appropriately. All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
All of our coaches, officials and other volunteers have been checked against the criminal records database (via the National Disclosure & Barring Service) and are asked to work in adherence to our child protection policy and safeguarding procedures to make sure our young people are being fit, active and also keeping safe.

A full copy of the Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures is available for your reference in the Documents section of our website.

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