Child Protection Policy
The purpose of this policy statement is:
To protect children and young people who receive a service provision from SCS (Sports Coaching Specialists) services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
To provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of SCS (Sports Coaching Specialists) including managers, and any paid coaching staff, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff and or students.
We at SCS believe that:
Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
We at SCS have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them from harm.
We at SCS recognise that:
The welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers, and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We at SCS will seek to keep Children safe by:
- valuing, listening to and respecting them,
- appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people, a deputy, and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding
- adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures, and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
- developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures
- providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently
- recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers
- recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
- recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance
- ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
- building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.
Child Protection Leaders
Nominated child protection lead
Name: Angelo Harrop
Deputy child protection lead(s)
Name: Kay Harrop