Wildboar Weightlifting Club Safeguarding Policy – 14/05/18

Wildboar Weightlifting Safeguarding Policy Statement 

Wildboar Weightlifting acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and British Weightliftings requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of  age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children should therefore

•Have a positive and enjoyable experiences of sport at Wildboar Weightlifting in a safe and child centred environment

•Are protected from abuse whilst participating in Strength training and Olympic Weightlifting  or outside of the activity.

Wildboar Weightlifting acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Wildboar Weightlifting will

•Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

•Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

•Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

•Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

•Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

•Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Wildboar Weightlifting. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

We as a weightlifting club are using Educare online to ensure all of our staff are well trained on safeguarding and partake various other related courses as part of their mandatory online training.

Monitoring 

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

•Changes in legislation and/or government guidance

•As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and British Weightlifting

•As a result of any other significant change or event.

Wildboar Weightlifting Club Photo and Video Policy

Photography

Wildboar Weightlifting Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The Club has issued the following guidelines for the use of photography and video imaging as it affects junior members.

Photos/images can only be taken of our junior members following consent from the parents of the junior members via our photography and video consent form. This must be arranged by a coach or volunteer of the club.

If no consent has been given for a child on the consent form, then it is to be made known to the relevant people(e.g. Coach/volunteer), so that the appropriate person/s taking photos for the team is aware and can avoid taking photos of that particular child.

Junior members should be informed when they will be having photos taken.

Concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography should be reported to the Club and recorded in the same manner as any other child protection concern.

Wildboar weightlifting club are committed to adhering to the following guidelines regarding the publishing of images for use of media purposes ie, social media promotion, via our website etc.

Ask for parental permission to use their child’s image and wherever possible show the image to the child in advance. This ensures that they are aware of the way the image will be used to represent the club and the sport.

Only use images of junior members in appropriate kit (training or competition), to reduce the risk of inappropriate use, and to provide positive images of the children.

Encourage the reporting of inappropriate use of images of children. If you are concerned, report your concerns to the club or to British Weightlifting.

We may occasionally bring a photographer in to take photos of the guys for media and marketing purposes. Parents/juniors have the right to refuse consent to having their photos taken.

Video/filming policy

Club Coaches may use video equipment in a number of different ways.

It could be used by a coach as a legitimate coaching aid. However, members, Parents and/or Carers should be aware that this can be part of the Coaching process and material taken in connection with coaching must be stored securely and must be deleted/destroyed when a parent requests this, or when the material is not longer needed. The Parents/Carers and junior members must provide written consent for the use of photography and video analysis via our consent form prior to any of this taking place.

Video could also be used for social media and other marketing purposes by the club. Junior members and parents have the right to refuse the use of video footage on any of our media outlets. Consent from our form should be given prior to any footage being taken and used.

Date of policy : 14th May 2018

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