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 person 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.
- Wellow Recreation child protection policy
- Safeguarding guide for volunteers
- Under 18 player profile form
If you have any questions, please ask any of the Trustees