Health and Safety Safeguarding Policy
NOTICE OF YOUNG and VULNERABLE PERSONS SAFEGUARDING POLICY – 2015
HBC fully accepts it’s legal and moral obligations to exercise its duty of care and to protect all YOUNG PEOPLE (and vulnerable adults) participating in its activities, and to safeguard their welfare.
We are committed to do this by acknowledging that:
- the welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount
- all children and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity should be able to participate in bowls in a safe and enjoyable environment
- all reasonable steps should be taken to protect children and vulnerable adults 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
- the importance of working in partnership with parents and children and vulnerable adults and their carers.
The Policy will be reviewed by the Management Committee one (1) year after being introduced and then every three (3) years or in response to a change in legislation. Guidance will be sought from Bowls England as part of the Clubs review, and a responsible person shall be appointed and be known as:
CLUB WELFARE/SAFEGUARDING WELFARE OFFICER
to whom all members must address any suspicions or concerns.
The CLUB WELFARE/SAFEGUARDING WELFARE OFFICER is:
From whom advice and guidance is available.
In an emergency situation where immediate help/advice is required contact should be made with the NSPCC Helpline (0800 800 5000) which can be contacted to talk through any concerns that have arisen. This can be done anonymously if necessary.