Safeguarding & Child Protection
1.1 POLICY STATEMENT
ISC is committed to safeguarding children taking part in its activities from physical, sexual, or emotional harm, neglect, or bullying. We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of the child are paramount and that all
children, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.
ISC takes all reasonable steps to ensure that, through safe recruitment, appropriate operating procedures and training it offers a safe and fun environment to children taking part in ISC events and activities. For the
purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. All members of the Club should be aware of the policy as it is included within the Club Handbook and displayed on the Health and
Safety Notice Board.
1.2 ISCS WELFARE OFFICER
The Welfare Officer is: The General Manager
Tel No. 01243 512400 option 5 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy Welfare Officer is: The Sailing Manager
Tel No. 01243 512400 option 2 / email@example.com
The Welfare Officers role description includes:
- Maintaining up to date policy and procedures, compatible with the RYAs.
- Ensuring that relevant staff and/or volunteers are aware of and follow the procedures, including implementing safe recruitment procedures. Advising the General Committee on safeguarding and child protection issues.
- Maintaining contact details for local Childrens Services and Police.
If there is a concern, the Welfare Officer would:
- Be the first point of contact for any concerns or allegations, from children or adults, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained in all cases.
- Decide on the appropriate action to be taken, in line with the organisations procedures and in conjunction with the Commodore.
- Keep the RYA informed as necessary.
1.3 STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
All Club staff and volunteers whose role brings them into regular contact with young people may be asked to provide references. The Welfare Officer and those regularly instructing, coaching, or supervising young people may also be asked to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure, with Barred List check if appropriate.
Anyone who is concerned about a young persons welfare either outside the sport or within the Club should inform the Welfare Officer immediately in strict confidence.
Last updated 11:22 on 28 November 2023