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Aldiss Park Bowls Club

Safeguarding

Aldiss Park Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Aldiss Park Bowls Club has considered its responsibilities to the young people participating in bowls at our premises and within our club very carefully, and has produced the following Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and underpinning procedures in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for children and safeguarding the welfare of children in our care.

Aldiss Park Bowls Club affiliates to the National Governing Body and the Club recognises the policies of their Governing Body, as set in out in the “Safeguarding Bowls Guidelines”.

1. Policy Statement

Aldiss Park Bowls Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all young people (defined as those under 18) involved in bowls within the club. All young people have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account.

Aldiss Park Bowls Club will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all young people involved with the club through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Management Committee of the club. It is the responsibility of all adults within the club to assist the Management Committee in this endeavour.

2. Policy Aims

• To provide young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of the club and also help them to enjoy their experience of the sport of bowls.

• To reassure parents that their children will receive the best practicable care possible whilst participating in activities within the club.

• To provide support to club members and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively.

 

3. Principles

• The welfare of young people is paramount.

• All young people, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse.

• All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

• All staff and volunteers working in bowls have a responsibility to report concerns to their Club Welfare Officer.

• Adults – club members, volunteers, coaches, referees and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of young people by the club and the National Governing Body.

Individuals will receive support through education and training, coordinated by the club to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light.

 

Aldiss Park Bowls Club will work in partnership with young people and parents to review and implement child protection and safeguarding procedures.

 

Aldiss Park Bowls Club policy and procedures are based on the above principles and UK and international legislation and government guidance and take the following into consideration:

• The Children Act 1989 and 2004.

• Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013.

• The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

• Any subsequent legislation relating to child protection would implicitly be incorporated into this document.

 

4. Responsibilities and Communication

• The Aldiss Park Bowls Club Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants.

• The Policy will be reviewed annually by the Management Committee, and amended as appropriate. Guidance from Bowls National Governing Bodies will be sought as part of the review process.

• The Management Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including referring any appropriate disciplinary action to the national governing body as appropriate.

• The Club Welfare Officer has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Designated Safeguarding Officer and informing the appropriate club staff where relevant.

• Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to keep themselves safe..

 

5. Monitoring and review

Aldiss Park Bowls Club policy will be reviewed annually.

• The policy will be monitored in partnership with the national governing body and Bowling Development Alliance procedures.

 

6. Aldiss Park Procedures

The following procedures will be implemented by Aldiss Park Bowls Club

  • A copy of this policy will be displayed on the noticeboard in the clubhouse and on the club web-site – www.aldissparkbowls.club
  • All parents will receive a copy of this policy in their welcome pack
  • Copies of this policy will be available to members at the AGM
  • The Management Committee will following safer recruitment and safeguarding procedures when appointing the Club Welfare Officer
  • All members, volunteers, parents and juniors will be made aware of the name and details of how to contact the Club Welfare Officer via the club web-site, club handbook, noticeboard and at the AGM. The current Club Welfare Officer for Aldiss Park Bowls Club is Ollie Millington
  • Members will be given written and verbal information at the AGM with regard to safeguarding and Child Protection from the Club Welfare Officer
  • All parents will be required to complete a consent form prior to the junior player joining the club. This information will be kept securely
  • Parents will be asked to give written permission slip before any photographs of junior players are taken or displayed on the club web-site
  • Junior players will be required to agree in writing to our Code of Conduct for Children
  • The club will not permit photographs or other images of any juniors to be taken or used without the consent of parents. Aldiss Park Bowls Club will take all necessary steps to ensure that these images are used solely for the purposes for which they were intended. Photographs or images will not be accompanied by addresses.
  • At present the club requires that parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from all venues. The management committee has made this decision because it is not currently able to put procedures in place to ensure the safe transportation of juniors. This will be reviewed annually or if the number of junior players increases significantly.

 

This policy was agreed by the Management Committee of Aldiss Park Bowls Club on (date)

Name                                                                   Signature

Name                                                                   Signature

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This policy will be reviewed on:

Date:

 

           Aldiss Park Bowls Club

Parent’s Permission Form for use of photographs and recorded images

This form is to be signed by the legal guardian of a young person under the age of 18, together with the young person. Please note that if you have more than one child registered you will need to complete separate forms for each. 

Aldiss Park Bowls recognises the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all young people in bowls as part of our commitment to ensure their safety we will not permit photographs, video images or other images of your child to be taken or used without your consent.

Aldiss Park Bowls will follow the guidance for the use of images of young people as detailed within the respective Child Protection Policy and Procedures. (attached for information).

Aldiss Park Bowls  will take steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes for which they are intended i.e. the promotion and celebration of the activities of  Aldiss Park Bowls                                                                               

IF     YOU     BECOME    AWARE    THAT    THESE    IMAGES     ARE    BEING     USED

INAPPROPRIATELY YOU SHOULD INFORM THE CHILD WELFARE OFFICER (OLLIE MILLINGTON) IMMEDIATELY

The photographs may be available on the website - www.aldissparkbowls.club   

For the bowls season year 2016, If at any time either the parent/guardian or the child wishes the data to be removed from the website, 7 days’ notice must be given to the Bowls Club Welfare Officer after which the data will be removed.

To be completed by parent/guardian, I …………………………………….… (parent full name)

Consent / do not consent  to (Delete as appropriate)

Aldiss Park Bowls. Photographing or videoing  ………………………………. (Name of child) 

Under the stated rules and conditions, and I confirm I have legal parental responsibility for this child and am entitled to give this consent. I also confirm that there are no restrictions related to the taking of photographs.

Signature……………………………………………….…. ………………        Date…………………….

Print Name ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

To be completed by child.  I …………………………………..…………... (Name of child)  

Consent / do not consent  to (Delete as appropriate)

Aldiss Park Bowls  photographing or videoing my involvement in all aspects of bowling activities.

Signature……………………………………………….………………….         Date………………. ……

Print Name ………………………………………………….. ………………………………………

 

 

Code of Conduct for Aldiss Park           Bowls Club Junior Players

 

 

You should:

  • play fairly and apply bowls standards both on and off the rink.

 

  • respect advice that you receive.

 

  • treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

 

  • respect all players regardless of colour, disability or age. 

 

  • report anything which worries you.

 

  • look out for yourself and for the welfare of others.

 

  • speak out if you consider that you or others have been poorly treated.

 

  • arrive on time and come ready to play.

 

  • tell someone in authority if you are leaving a venue or competition.

 

  • accept that these guidelines are in place for the well-being of all concerned.

 

  • treat members with respect.

 

  • observe instructions or restrictions required by appropriate members of staff.

 

 

             

I …………………………………………………… (name) have read, understood and agree to abide by the Aldiss Park Bowls Club Code of Conduct.

 

Signature:…………………………………………....................Date………………………

 

 

 

 

Aldiss Park Bowls Club

Junior Player Consent Form 

The safety and welfare of juniors in our care is paramount, and it is therefore important that we are aware of any illness, medical condition and other relevant health details so that their best interests are addressed.

Please complete this form with our assurance that the information will be treated as confidential.

It is the responsibility of the junior and their parent to notify the Bowls Club Welfare Officer (Ollie Millington) or Secretary if any of the details change at any time.

Name:

 

Date of Birth:

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

Telephone Number:

 

 

Parents Name:

 

 

Address (if different to above)

 

 

 

 

Home Telephone Number:

 

 

Mobile Telephone Number:

 

 

Work Telephone Number:

 

 

 

Emergency Contacts

Contact 1 – Name:

 

 

Relationship to Child:

 

 

Home Telephone Number:

 

 

Mobile Telephone Number:

 

 

Work Telephone Number:

 

 

Contact 2 – Name:

 

 

Relationship to Child:

 

 

Home Telephone Number:

 

 

Mobile Telephone Number:

 

 

Work Telephone Number:

 

 

Child’s Doctors Name:

 

 

Doctors Surgery Address:

 

 

 

 

Telephone Number:

 

Does your child experience any conditions requiring medical treatment and/or medication? Yes □    No □

*If YES please give details, including medication, dose and frequency:

 

Does your child have any allergies?

Yes □    No □

*If YES please give details:

 

Does your child have any specific dietary requirements? 

Yes □    No □

*If YES please give details:

 

What additional needs, if any, does your child have e.g. needs help to administer planned medication, assistance with lifting or access, regular snacks?

 

 

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as ‘anyone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities’.

 

Do you consider your child to have a disability?   Yes □    No □

 

If YES what is the nature of the disability?

 

Hearing impairment: □    Learning disability: □  Multiple disabilities:  □ Physical disability:

□  Other: (please specify) :  

Does your child have any communication needs e.g. non-English speaker/hearing impairment/sign language user/ dyslexia? If yes, please tell us what we need to do to enable him/her them to communicate with us fully

 

  • I confirm to the best of my knowledge that my child does not suffer from any medical condition other than those detailed above.

 

  • I agree to notify the Aldiss Park Bowls Club of any changes.

 

  • I,                                                     , being parent/guardian of the above named child, hereby give permission for the NGB/County/club responsible person to give the immediately necessary authority on my behalf for any medical or surgical treatment recommended by competent medical authorities, where it would be contrary to my child’s interest, in the doctor’s medical opinion, for any delay to be incurred by seeking my personal consent.
  • The attached signature will denote that my child has my permission to be on the bowls club’s premises. (Please tick the box if agreed) □
  • I acknowledge that the club is not responsible for providing adult supervision for my child except for formal junior bowls coaching, matches or competition. (Please tick the box if

agreed) □

Signed (Parent/Guardian): …………………………………………………………………………

 

Print Name …………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Date:…………………………………………………………………………………………………..