Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

Edmonton Canoe Group is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of all its members. All members should show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Group. We believe that taking part in Paddlesport should be a positive and enjoyable part of children’s lives and to achieve this have the following aims:

Group coaches and helpers should follow the BCU Code of Ethics

All Group coaches, helpers and officials working with young people should read and adhere to the BCU Child Protection and Harassment Policy. The Group will follow the guidance of the policy in the event of any concerns or allegations.

The Group will ensure that anyone working with young people and/or vulnerable adults will undertake the most up-to-date screening procedure.

The Group will ensure that anyone working with young people and/or vulnerable adults has access to relevant Safeguarding Children training which should be updated every three years or sooner when there are significant changes to legalisation.

All Group members are made aware of the Group Code/s of Conduct

The Group will obtain written Medical details of young paddlers which will be made known to coaches, where deemed appropriate and/or necessary.

Any paddler who coaches for the Group should be a member of the BCU. The Group will encourage and support helpers to gain qualifications and assist coaches to stay up-dated.

The Group will identify a person whose role it is to deal with any issues concerning Child Protection and Harassment and notify this person to all members. Anyone with concerns with respect to Child/ Vulnerable Adults Abuse or Harassment should contact that person. If that person is unavailable they can contact the Group Chairman or the BCU Child Protection /Harassment Officer.

The Group will adopt and regularly review a Health and Safety Policy

The Group will review this Policy annually.

Edmonton Canoe Group Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection/ Harassment Designated Welfare Officer:
Peggy Sharp. 020 8368 8400 / 07734 034573

October 2010

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