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Safeguarding & Child Protection

Created 10/11/19; review date 24/5/21

This is a summary of our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Rutland Sailing Club is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying. We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of the child or vulnerable adult are paramount and that all children, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion, belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.

For the purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. All members of the Club should be aware of the policy.

Club Welfare Officer

The Club Welfare Officer is Ben Lulham, Principal of Rutland Sailing Club.

Tel: 01780 721 999, Mob:077920 50676,

Staff and Volunteers

All Club staff and volunteers whose role brings them into regular contact with young people will be asked to provide references. The Club Welfare Officer and those regularly instructing, coaching or supervising young people will also be asked to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure, with Barred List check if appropriate.

Good Practice

All staff should follow the RSC Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and RYA good practice. Those working or volunteering with young people should be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse.

Staff are requested not to enter the showers and changing rooms at times when children are changing before or after junior/youth training or racing. Staff are to use the Coaches and Family changing rooms. If this is unavoidable it is advised that any staff members using the Club changing rooms are accompanied by another adult.

The Club will seek written consent from the child and their parents/carers before taking photos or video at an event or training session or publishing such images. Parents and spectators should be prepared to identify themselves if requested and state their purpose for photography/filming. If the Club publishes images of children, no identifying information other than names will be included. Any concerns about inappropriate or intrusive photography or the inappropriate use of images should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer.


Anyone who is concerned about a young member's or participant's welfare, either outside the sport or within the Club, should inform the Club Welfare Officer immediately, in strict confidence.

Any member of the Staff failing to comply with the Safeguarding policy and any relevant Codes of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action.

Last updated 18:02 on 15 October 2021

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