Solly Swim School Child Protection Policy
All sporting organisations, which make provision for children & young people, must ensure that:[checklist2]
- The welfare of the child is paramount;
- All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
- All suspicions & allegations of abuse will be taken seriously & responded to swiftly & appropriately;
- All involved have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.
Solly Swim School has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in Solly Swim School from harm. All children have a right to protection, & the needs of disabled children & others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Solly Swim School will ensure the safety & protection of all children involved in Solly Swim School through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted.
A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).
The aim of Solly Swim School Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice:[checklist2]
- Providing children & young people with appropriate safety & protection whilst in the care of the Swim School;
- Allow all involved to make informed & confident responses to specific child protection issues