As defined in the Children Act 1989, our policy applies to anyone under the age of 18. Vulnerable adults also come under the scope of the policy and are included where there is mention of child/children.
It is the policy of Llyn Brenig Sailing Club (LBSC) to safeguard children and vulnerable adults taking part in boating from physical, sexual or emotional harm. LBSC will take all reasonable steps to ensure that, through appropriate procedures and training, children participating in LBSC activities do so in a safe environment. We recognise that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount and that all children, whatever their age, gender, disability, culture, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, social status or sexual identity, have a right to protection from abuse.
Llyn Brenig Sailing Club Actively Seeks To:
Create a safe and welcoming environment, both on and off the water, where children can have fun and develop their skills and confidence.
Recognise that safeguarding children is the responsibility of everyone, not just those who work with children.
Ensure that LBSC-organised training and events are run to the highest possible safety standards.
Be prepared to review its ways of working to incorporate best practice.
Treat all children with respect and celebrate their achievements.
Carefully recruit and select all volunteers.
Respond swiftly and appropriately to all complaints and concerns about poor practice or suspected or actual child abuse. We will apply our standard operating procedures to deal with any concerns regarding the safety of children or vulnerable adults.
This policy statement relates to all volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults in the course of their LBSC duties. It will be kept under periodic review. All relevant concerns, allegations, complaints and their outcome should be notified to the LBSC Child Protection Co-ordinator: Andrew Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our full policy is available here.