CLUB CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT

 

This Club is an Affiliated Member of the Amateur Boxing Association of England Limited [ABAE] and as such adopts the following Club Child Protection Policy which is supported by and compliments the ABAE National Child Protection Policy – These policies are mandatory and acceptance of them is a non-negotiable requirement when becoming a member of this club. You may obtain copies of the ABAE Child Protection Policy from the National ABAE Office on 01142 235 639 or it can be viewed / down loaded from the ABAE Web site at www.abae.org

 

  • 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 all member of Committee, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current [ABAE] Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure which is registered with the ABAE CRB Umbrella Body [non compliance with this clause will automatically exclude such persons];

  • 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 ABAE Child Protection Policy and instruction on  Child Protection within the Club and ABAE,  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 ABAE 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;

 

We ALWAYS remember, in cases of concern or abuse – DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION !!                                                               

 

This Club’s Welfare Officer is : James Cahill

 

Contact Telephone numbers : Mobile :

 

 

The Deputy to the Club Welfare Officer is : Tony Campbell

 

Contact Telephone Numbers : Mobile 07722 051110:

 

 

The Divisional Welfare Officer is :

Contact telephone numbers :

 

 

The Regional Welfare Officer is :

Contact telephone numbers :

 

The National Child Protection Manager is :   Gordon Valentine

 

Office : 01142 235 639  Mobile :  07590 600 001

 

 

In cases of EMERGENCY the telephone number of the Children’s Social Care Services is  01422 393336

Children’s Social Care Services ‘Out of hours’ Telephone number:  0845 1111 137

 

Police, Ambulance and Fire Service Emergency Telephone Number:       999

 

Your nearest Accident and Emergency Department is located at:

Calderdale Royal Hospital, Salterhebble, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0PW

 

Telephone number: 01422 357171

 

 

EMERGENCY ADVICE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM :

 

The NSPCC HELP LINE [24 hours] :                             0808 800 5000

CHILDLINE:                                                             0800.1111

The ABAE ‘BOX LINE’ :                                        01142 235 639

Alternatively you can find invaluable help by visiting www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk

 

A message to all Children and Young people within this club

 

If you are, or believe you are being abused in any way and this includes harassment or bullying, you should speak to your coach, welfare officer or any adult you feel comfortable speaking to.

 

If you feel you cannot speak to anyone within this club regarding this matter, you should contact any of the Welfare Officers at Divisional, Regional or National level their contact details are shown above and you will not be criticised for doing so.

 

Alternatively – please contact the NSPCC Help Line also shown above.

 

Do not allow any type of abuse to go unreported or to continue against you

 

‘Speak up’ you will be supported’.

 

All members of this club are directed to the ABAE Web site at www.abae.org

 

You are urged to either, download from this site or request hard copy from the Club Secretary or the ABAE Office, Sheffield the following documents:

The following further support documents are also available:

 

THIS CLUB POLICY IS DISPLAYED OPENLY WITHIN A PUBLIC AREA IN THE CLUB

 

A COPY OF THE FULL POLICY IS AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

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