Safeguarding & Welfare
For Children safeguarding is about:-
► Protecting children from abuse and neglect
► Preventing the impairment of children's health or development
► Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
► Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
For adults at risk it is about:-
► Enabling adults at risk to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their life
► Protecting their right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect
► Empowering and supporting them to make choices, stay safe and raise any concerns.
The fundamental approach to safeguarding:-
► Begins with the assumption that an individual is best-placed to make decisions about their own wellbeing.
► Taking proportional action on their behalf only if:-
● someone lacks the capacity to make a decision
● they are exposed to a life-threatening risk
● someone else may be at risk of harm
● a criminal offence has been committed or is likely to be committed.
You can access our full safeguarding policy by clicking here
A key tenet of our Safeguaring policy is the role of a Welfare Officer within the club. Kirtsy Gilbert is currently filling this. Further information about Kirsty can be found here
In the context of Safeguarding , "whistle blowing" is when someone raises a concern about the wellbieng of a child or an at risk adult.
Our full Whistleblowing policy can be found here