Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding best practice at SHSC.

It is important that all persons instructing, coaching or closely involved in the supervision of young people should feel informed as regards safeguarding best practice. Information is available on the RYA website and regular workshops are available. We have adopted a child protection policy in line with RYA guidance.

Those working independently and those leading sessions for young people under 18 may be asked to complete a DBS check in line with RYA guidance. This may include under 18s in this role. All instructors and those working with young people should be familiar with our child safeguarding policy and code of conduct plus complete a self declaration.

Forms can be obtained from the Child Welfare Officer, Lesley Foskett. A DBS check will be undertaken free of charge for those volunteering their services at the Club. If you undertake a check, please register online within 2 weeks. This allows the child welfare officer to check for any changes in the future.

A copy of our SHSC /SHST Vulnerable Adult & Child Safeguarding Policy is available below and from our welfare officer and training officer.

Child Welfare Officer: Lesley Foskett

46 Gisborne Crescent
DE22 2FL
Tel 07799037439