Safeguarding and Child Protection

Welfare and Safeguarding of Children

We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment by:

  • Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from abuse
  • Ensuring that all our coaches are appropriately qualified with UK Athletics and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care.
  • Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse, providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.
  • Appointing Welfare Officers who will take specific responsibility for child protection and act as a point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.
  • Ensuring that access to confidential information is restricted to the Welfare Officers or the appropriate external authorities.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection Policy and activities regularly.

Our Welfare Officers are Paula Broom and Tony Jones-Pert. They may be contacted as follows:

  • Ask in the office at Kings Park Athletic Track
  • Emailing secretary@bournemouthac.co.uk
  • BAC is a vibrant and happy club but bullying may still occur sometimes, especially between peers.  There are codes of conduct that members sign up to and bullying can be quickly resolved with a reminder of the Codes of Conduct.  For anything more serious the Welfare Officers will look at a problem with due diligence and sanctions may be imposed depending on the severity of the bullying

Link to the club’s Child Protection Policy

Link to the club’s Photographic Guidelines for Parents and Spectators

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