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SAFEGUARDING POLICY

 

Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk by promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including during all programmes, competitions and events we run. This policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.

If you would like to read the full Safeguarding, Privacy, Whistleblowing or Diversity and Inclusion policy, please contact Emma and

she will send it to you

 

OUR SAFE AND INCLUSIVE CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For children and young people

For parents

For staff, coaches and volunteers

ESSENTIALS

· Make sure your child has the           appropriate kit for the lesson, as well as enough food and drink.

· Please make sure your child arrives on time for the lesson and is picked up promptly.  Please let us know if you’re running late or if your child is going home with someone else.

· Keep all contact information and medical records up to date.

· Maintain a good relationship with the staff and coaches at our Centre.

· Talk to us if you have any concerns - we welcome any feedback from you.

· To implement our safeguarding       policies and procedures.

· Report any concerns to our welfare offices.

· Listen to any concerns that parents or any young person may have.

· Use constructive training methods to develop children’s abilities across all coaching programmes.

· Respect your position of trust and maintain appropriate boundaries and relationships with young people.

· Make sure all equipment at our Centre is fit for purpose.

· Respect children’s trust and well being while being honest with them.

· Lead by example when it comes to good behaviour, sportsmanship and commitment to our Centre.

· Develop positive relationships with   parents.

· Always make sure our Centre is a warm and friendly place to be.

· Stop play if an injury occurs and treat with the appropriate first aid.

BEHAVIOUR

NO BULLYING

Report any incidents of bullying,           including homophobia and transphobia to a member of staff.

HAVE FUN

Make our Centre a welcoming and friendly place to be.  Play tennis by the rules and have fun. 

SHOW RESPECT

Respect all our staff, coaches, volunteers and other players

CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

Respect and celebrate difference in our Centre and do not discriminate anyone else on the grounds of gender, race,  sexual orientation or ability.

· Always encourage good               sportsmanship.

 

· Behave positively when at our Centre, shout encouragement and say ‘well done’.

· Encourage your child to play by the rules.

· Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct.

· Use social media responsibly when talking and sharing about what goes on at our Centre.  Behave the same way online as you would in person.

· Listen when your child says they don’t want to do something .

The term children or child refers to a young person under the age of 18.  Where we refer to ‘parents’ we mean parents, guardians and carers inclusively

STAY SAFE

Keep yourself safe in our Centre by listening to your coach or a member of staff, behaving responsibly and speaking our when something isn't right.

ARRIVE PREPARED

Always bring the correct kit and plenty of water for on court breaks.

STAY SEEN

When you are at the centre, stay in places where we can see you and don’t wander off.

NO SMOKING

No smoking is allowed at any point during your time at our Centre.

If someone IS in immediate danger

If someone is NOT in immediate danger

Call the police (999)

Speak to your Welfare Officer.  If they are unavailable you can call the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team or NSPCC for advice

Inform the parent/carer of the concern, unless you believe it will put the child, adult at risk or yourself at risk. 

Write an objective account of the concerns immediately using the Reporting a Concern Form.  Send it to the Welfare Officer within 48 hours of the concern/disclosure.  If appropriate to do so the Welfare Officer will also forward it to the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis team.

CONCERN REPORTING PROCEDURE

Anyone who is concerned about the well-being of a child/ adult at risk, or has a disclosure of abuse or neglect made to them must:

 

Download the Concern Reporting Form here

 

RESPOND

You have a concern about a child/adult at risk, or have a disclosure of abuse or neglect made to you

 

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OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM

If you wish to speak to someone at BITC about a safeguarding issue, please contact Emma Wanostrocht 

LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team, High Wycombe Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and NSPCC

 

The LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team work Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you have any concerns, or wish to report anything, you can email them here.

 

High Wycombe LADO: 01296 382 070  (or Children’s Social Care Out of hours Emergency Duty Team 0300 303 867)

 

If you wish to speak to someone outside of office hours, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or if someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

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