As a provider of children’s activities SLM has a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. This policy and the procedures have been developed to comply with that duty and the relevant legislation and guidance, namely:
The Children Acts 1989 and 2004
The Sexual Offences Act 2003
The Human Rights Act 1998
Data Protection Act 1998
Sport England/Child Protection in Sport Unit Standards (2005)
High Quality Community Sport for Young People (Sports Unlimited, 2010)
Children and young people have contact with SLM in different ways. For example, they attend our clubs, use our sports facilities, crèches and nursery and attend birthday parties.Whenever children and young people come into contact with us we want them to be safe and to enjoy their time with us. To this end we are committed to working in a child-centred way where the children we work with are valued and respected as individuals, and their views and concerns are listened to.
SLM’s child protection procedures are intended to:
To meet our safeguarding responsibilities SLM will:
Other SLM policies and procedures have aspects which relate to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and therefore these should be read in conjunction
with this document:
The policy and procedures will be reviewed and updated annually unless there is a change in legislation or guidance or an incident that warrants them being reviewed sooner.
Last Policy Review Date – September 2016