Every boxing club should designate a person or persons with lead responsibility for promoting the welfare of children within the sport and dealing with any concerns about the protection of children.
Our club welfare officer is Mark Gilby.
Mark takes a key role in ensuring that child protection issues are addressed and reported (where appropriate.) We take the welfare of all of our club members extremely seriously and actively promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our policy states:
- This club has a duty of care to Children and Young People [under 18 years of age] and the safety and welfare of them is paramount;
- This club acknowledges that it has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the well being of Children and Young People within the club;
- This club acknowledges that every child and Young Person has a right to enjoy membership and the sport of amateur boxing within a safe enjoyable setting;
- This club will continually review this policy in the light of identified ‘best practice’;
- This club acknowledges that every member including Committee, Coach, Official, and Volunteer have a moral & legal responsibility to safeguard and promote every Child & Young Person’s welfare;
- This club is committed to ensuring that every Child & Young Person regardless of age, ability, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender has a right to learn, participate in and enjoy Amateur Boxing, free of the fear and safe from abuse of any type;
- This club ensures that required members of Committee, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current England Boxing Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check , which is registered with the England Boxing DBS Umbrella Body [non compliance with this clause will automatically exclude such persons; roles requiring check as per England Boxing DBS Policy];
- This club has appointed a Welfare Officer whose name appears below, who shall administer this Child Protection Policy and shall be responsible for your induction which includes provision of the England Boxing Child Protection Policy and instruction on Child Protection within the Club and England Boxing, ensuring your appreciation of its requirement of strict compliance;
- This club will treat seriously and deal rigorously with any incidence of abuse and will at all times follow the procedures laid down in the England Boxing National Child Protection Policy;
- Any abuse or inappropriate behavior regarding Children & Young People will be challenged and dealt with appropriately;
- This club clearly understands that abuse comes in many forms which include Emotional, Physical and Sexual. Foul language, bullying and requiring an athlete to train at an inappropriate level is also recognised as a form of abuse;
- This club acknowledges that it is the responsibility of experts to determine whether or not abuse is / has taken place, it is however everyone’s responsibility to report concerns and / or abuse;
If you have any concerns at all, please speak to Mark of any member of the coaching team.
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