CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
West Chiltington Table Tennis Club is a community sports group run by a voluntary committee with the primary aim of playing, coaching and developing table tennis.
This document was discussed and approved at the Annual General Meeting held on January 15th 2010 in order to promote good practice within the Club for the safety and security of children, coaches, officials and volunteers.
Principles that Underpin WCTTC’s Policy Statement:
· The child’s welfare is paramount
· Bullying will not be tolerated on any level
· All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, racial origin religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse
· Coaches, officials and volunteers are not trained to decide whether abuse has occurred but they have a responsibility to act upon any concerns or allegations
· All club members, volunteers and coaches have a duty towards child protection
West Chiltington TTC’s Responsibilities to Children and Young People
The Club recognises its responsibilities and will ensure that:
· Children are to be delivered to the venue by a responsible adult
· Once at the venue no child will be allowed out of the hall unsupervised
· The child shall not be released to an adult unknown to the supervisors
· All confidential child protection records to be kept in the locked cabinet and storeroom
· All coaches and volunteers have read and retain a copy of the Child Protection Policy
· In the event of a child needing to be taken home they will be accompanied by two Club officials or volunteers
· All activities that take place will be appropriately planned for children and young people
· The Child Protection Policy statement will be available for anyone to read and will be displayed and copies available to all members
· The English Table Tennis Association’s Child Protection Policy and ‘Guidelines for Competition and Training’ are understood and adopted as good practice.
Children and Young people’s awareness
West Chiltington TTC’s nominated Child Welfare Officer will ensure that all children engaged on Club activities are fully aware of and have a good understanding of the Club’s policy towards child protection and that they know what to do if an incident occurs.
The Clubs Child Protection Representative and Welfare Officer is
Katie Tofts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01798 817415
The TTE’s Child Protection Officer can be contacted on 01424 456211 or 079772243327
West Chiltington TTC’s nominated Child Welfare Officer will ensure satisfactory proof of photo identification, a full CRB disclosure and references are provided when recruiting new adults with access to children and young people through the Club’s activities.
Existing Club coaches, officials and volunteers will receive the appropriate levels of training, disclosure checking (CRB) and knowledge of appropriate conduct/relationships with children and young people.