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Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Statement

Bristol and District Triathlon Club ("BADTri") acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. BADTri is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the British Triathlon Federation ("BTF") Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Procedures.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at BADTri in a safe and child-centred environment.
BADTri will:
  • Ensure children are protected from abuse whilst participating in triathlon or outside of the activity. BADTri acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare
  • Promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people 

  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding as outlined in the BTF Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Procedures and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • Appoint a welfare officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined by the BTF who will take the lead in dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation
  • Ensure that the welfare officer’s name and contact details are known to all coaches, members and parents of members
  • Ensure the welfare officer is available to discuss issues of concern on matters of safeguarding and deal with such concerns appropriately and in line with the BTF Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Procedures
  • Ensure that all individuals who work with children have undertaken the appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks, and adhere to the required practices for safeguarding children and that all individuals who work with children whether paid or voluntary, provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for children
  • Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children have been recruited in accordance with the BTF Safe Recruitment Policy
  • Provide an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues
  • Provide all members of BadTri and parents of members with the opportunity to raise concerns in a safe and confidential manner if they have a concern about a child’s welfare
  • Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or protection, are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action in the BTF Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Procedures and support provided to the individual(s) who raise or disclose the concern
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained appropriately and in line with the best interests of the child. Ensure all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation. The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in BADTri. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in exclusion from the club

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:
  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport, the BTF, councils and/or Home Country Sports as a result of any other significant change or event

Welfare Officers

If you have concerns or are worried about anything you have seen or heard at BADTri, you can contact our Club Welfare Officers or our Head Coach.

Maria Powell (Welfare Officer)
  • Message: Visit Contact Us, selecting "Welfare" as the subject line
  • Telephone: 07507 155385



Patrick Newman (Deputy Welfare Officer)
  • Message: Visit Contact Us, selecting "Welfare" as the subject line




Russell Cox (Head Coach)
  • Message: Visit Contact Us, selecting "Welfare" as the subject line


You can also talk to any of our coaches about any concerns.