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Child Protection - Club Safety Check for Parents

 
 

Child Protection - Club Safety Check for Parents

In order to satisfy yourself that our clubs are operated satisfactorily, we have provided the following questions for you to ask about our activities and policies. They have been provided in partnership with the Child Protection in Sport Unit of Leeds City Council. It is our responsibility to offer this kind of information to you when leaving your child in our care.

We look forward to speaking to you and welcome these and any other questions you may have concerning our Jujitsu clubs.

 ·         Recruitment of staff and volunteers: Have they all been selected through a proper recruitment process? This should include interviews, references and criminal records bureau (CRB) for staff working for children.

·         How well are staff and volunteers trained? In addition to the individual sports skills, they should all have been trained in child protection and health and safety procedures.

·         Supervision of staff and volunteers: There should be someone in charge to supervise staff and volunteers at all times.

·         Health and safety: Make sure that there is a leader qualified in first aid and that there are: a first aid box, arrangements for drinks, and guidelines about dealing with injuries; also that the premises satisfy fire regulations.

·         Your child's personal care needs: If your child needs help with using the toilet, feeding, or medication, ask about the procedures for personal care needs.

·         Is the coach qualified? Your child's coach should have a recognised National Governing Body (NGB) qualification that includes child protection training.

·         What about arrangements for away fixtures and other events? The sports club or centre should inform you about the event arrangements, including transport to and from the venue. You should also be given information about the venue itself. If it is a long way from home, you should be given a contact number for use in emergencies.

·         If your child or you have any worries, who can you talk to? The sports organisation should be prepared to listen and tell you what to do. They should have information about local or national services that can also offer advice and support if you are unhappy about the way you concern is dealt with.

·         Does the organisation have a written code of behaviour? There should be a written code of behaviour showing what is required of staff, volunteers and participants. Avoid organisations that permit bullying, shouting, racism, sexism or any other kind of oppressive behaviour.

·         Does the organisation have a child protection policy? Sports and leisure organisations should have a child protection policy, with a clear procedure for dealing with concerns about possible abuse. Parents and carers should be able to view the policy on request.

·         What boundaries exist concerning club relationships? The club should have clear guidelines about physical contact and social activities between staff, volunteers, participating children, and parents. Find out who in the club you can speak to if you have concerns about boundaries not being observed.

 

 
 
 

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