yBall Sports Club has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that young people participating in their sport can do so in a safe environment. All coaches and volunteers must ensure that they give the highest standard of care and act in accordance with the club’s child protection policy.
yBall Sports Club will ensure that it provides quality opportunities for young people:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All children and vulnerable adults whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, have the right to be protected from abuse
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately
- All coaches and volunteers have a responsibility to report concerns of abuse to the club’s Child Welfare Officer
5.1.1. Recruitment of coaches and volunteers
All adults involved in the club in either a paid or unpaid capacity will be subject to a number of checks to ensure their suitability of working with children. All coaches will be required to:
- Undertake an enhanced DBS check
- Attend training including First Aid and Safeguarding Children
- Become suitably qualified as a coach or produce certificates if already qualified
- Ensure they are insured through Governing Body to undertake training sessions
Volunteers will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
5.1.2. Photography (at yBall Sports Club or at corresponding community events):
If at any time coaches wish to use photographic or video equipment as a coaching aid, parents and young people will be made aware that that it is part of the coaching programme and how the footage will be used and stored.
Additionally if any of the footage taken for advertisement or marketing purposes prior consent will be previously attained.
5.1.3. Responding to allegations
It is not the responsibility of any coach or volunteer at yBall Sports Club to decide whether or not abuse has taken place. However, it is their responsibility to act on concerns and allegations by referring them to the clubs child welfare officer who will pass details to the relevant authority. Any concerns about suspected abuse occurring within the club or elsewhere must be reported to Stephen Dewdney (Clubs Welfare Officer), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signed on behalf of yBall Sports Club
5.2.1. The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that yBall Sports Club is equally accessible to them all.
5.2.2. yBall Sports Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Sport belongs to, and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it.
5.2.3. yBall Sports Club’s commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
5.2.4. yBall Sports Club, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. This means that yBall Sports Club will ensure that it treats all people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy the game.
5.2.5. yBall Sports Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal.
5.2.6. yBall Sports Club will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
5.2.7. Safeguarding Children
We are committed to the development of a programme of on-going training and safeguarding courses and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within the club and within sport.
yBall Sports Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the relevant equalities legislation – Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts.
yBall Sports Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to their attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate
Signed on behalf of yBall Sports Club