Child protection

Context:
Haslingden Swimming Club recognises that the welfare of all young people is of primary concern and that all young people, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, langauge, racial origin, religious beliefs and sexual identity have a right to protection from abuse.

Haslingden Swimming Club also identifies that it is everyone’s responsiblilty to report any concerns and that all incidents of suspicious poor practice and allegations should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

Aim:
To ensure the safety of young people taking part in swimming and sport.

Key Objectives:

  1. Establish policies and procedures to protect the safety and welfare of young people, coaches and volunteers involved with the delivery of programmes.
  2. Provide training and awareness of the policies and procedures as part of the affective implementation.
  3. Implement systems, which ensure that child protection practices are systematically and consistently delivered to the desired standards.

Haslingden Amateur Swimming Club will:

  • Accept the moral protection and legal responsibility to implement procedures to provide a duty of care for young people, safeguard their well being and protect them from abuse.
  • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people and disabled adults.
  • Recruit, train and supervise its helpers, teachers and volunteers to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect young people from abuse, and themselves against false allegations.
  • Require staff / volunteers to adopt and abide by the club’s CODE OF ETHICS and CONDUCT and the CHILD PROTECTION POLICY and PROCEDURES.

Respond to any allegations appropriately and implement the appropriate disciplinary and appeals procedure.

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