Child Protection Policy

The Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care and recognises it’s responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

For the purposes of this policy and associated procedures a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.  

Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

This document outlines the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers commitment to protecting children.

Our Commitment

The Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers will:

•Promote the health and welfare of children by providing opportunities for them to take part in Sea Angling safely.

•Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children.

•Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well-being of children and protect them from abuse.

•Recruit, train, support and supervise its staff, members, volunteers and coaches to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children from abuse and to reduce risk to themselves.

•Require staff, members and volunteers to adopt and abide by this Child Protection Policy and these procedures.

•Require its member clubs to adopt and abide by this Child Protection Policy and these procedures or develop their own in line with the requirements of current legislation, and appoint a Child Protection Officer or point of contact for Child Protection issues.

•Support its member clubs and corporate members to develop and implement their own Child Protection Policies and procedures.

•Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of children in line with this Policy and these procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures.

•Observe guidelines issued by local Child Protection Committees for the protection of children.

•Maintain the Child Protection pages on its website at https://scottishfederationofseaanglers.wordpress.com/coaching/child-protection/

•to provide access to its policy, procedures, information on reporting and responding to concerns, emergency contact numbers, details of training and links to children1st.

•Maintain a database of training and CPD undertaken by all staff, members, volunteers and coaches.

•Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this Policy and these procedures.

Review

This Policy and these Procedures will be regularly reviewed:

•In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of children or following any changes within the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers.

•Following any issues or concerns raised about the protection of children within the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers.

•At least annually in accordance with the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers Corporate Governance and Risk Management Policy and Annual Business Plan. 

 

Useful Contacts                            

 

CHILDREN 1ST

61 Sussex Street

Glasgow

G41 1DY

0141 418 5674

www.safeguardinginsport.org.uk

 

sportscotland

 

 

Help For Clubs

Doges, Templeton on the Green

62 Templeton Street

Glasgow, G40 1SA

0141 534 6500

www.sportscotland.org.uk

 

www.helpforclubs.org.uk

CHILDREN 1ST

 

83 Whitehouse Loan

Edinburgh

EH9 1AT

0131 446 2300

www.children1st.org.uk

 

ChildLine in Scotland

0800 1111

www.childline.org.uk

 

ParentLine Scotland

0800 028 2233

www.parentlinescotland.org.uk

 

Child Protection in Sport Unit

(NSPCC- covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

0116 234 7278

www.thecpsu.org.uk

Scottish Disability Sport

0131 317 1130

www.scottishdisabilitysport.com

 

Central Registered Body in Scotland

General Helpline: 01786 849 777

www.crbs.org.uk

 

Disclosure Scotland

0870 609 6006

www.disclosure-scotland.org.uk

 

Scottish Government

www.scotland.gov.uk/childprotection

 

Commissioner for Children and Young People

www.sccyp.org.uk

 

Volunteer Development Scotland

01786 479 593

www.vds.org.uk

 

Legislation

www.opsi.gov.uk/index.htm

 

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk

 

Respect Me

www.respectme.org.uk

 

Anti Bullying Network

www.antibullying.net/