Aboyne Canoe Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and
to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. For the purposes of this policy and associated procedures a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.
Club members will work together to embrace difference and diversity
and respect the rights of children and young people.
This document outlines Aboyne Canoe Club commitment to protecting
These guidelines are based on the following principles:
welfare of children is the primary concern.
children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from all forms of harm
protection is everyone's responsibility.
have the right to express views on all matters which affect them, should they wish to do so.
- Organisations shall work in partnership together with children and parents/carers to promote the welfare, health and development of
Aboyne Canoe Club will:
- Promote the health and welfare
of children by providing opportunities for them to take part in canoeing safely.
- Respect and promote the
rights, wishes and feelings of children.
- Promote and implement
appropriate procedures to safeguard the well-being of children and protect them from abuse.
- Train, support and supervise
club members to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children from abuse and to reduce risk to themselves.
- Require members to adopt and
abide by this Child Protection Policy and these procedures.
- Respond to any allegations of
misconduct or abuse of children in line with this Policy and these procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures.
- Observe guidelines issued by
local Child Protection Committees for the protection of children.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate
the implementation of this Policy and these procedures.
This Policy and these Procedures will be regularly reviewed:
- In accordance with changes in
legislation and guidance on the protection of children or following any changes within Aboyne Canoe Club
- Following any issues or
concerns raised about the protection of children within Aboyne Canoe Club
- In all other
circumstances, at least every three years.