Child Protection Policy

As a registered charity that hosts sporting/leisure activity that involves people under the age of 18, Wellow Recreation is required by law to have a child protection policy.

Our aims with all this are to follow the law, ensure children are safe and have a fun time, whilst at the same time minimising the amount of paperwork and process we have to put in place.

The main points for parents to be aware of are:

  • If under 18s are to join in an organised coaching or sporting session, a short form has to be completed that provides emergency contact details and any medical or similar information that the session leader might need to know. This is a one-off form – not something you have to do every time!
  • When Wellow Recreation volunteers are leading a coaching or sports session for under 18s, whilst all care will be taken, and volunteers will be DBS checked, final responsibility for the welfare of the child/young person rests with the parent/guardian – whether they choose to stay and watch or not
  • Where a session is taken by an external paid member of staff, then that paid personĀ is responsible for the child/young person’s welfare. (They will also be DBS cleared).
  • There is a process to raise any concerns with the Trustees that any parent or child/young person may have.

There are three short documents, which we ask all parents of young people in the village to take a look at and all people volunteering to run sessions for children and young people to read and follow.

If you have any questions, please ask any of the Trustees