Fitzroy Lodge Safeguarding Policy
This Club is an Affiliated Member of England Boxing and as such adopts the following Club Child Protection Policy which is supported by and compliments the England Boxing National Child Protection Policy – these policies are mandatory and acceptance of them is a non-negotiable requirement when becoming a member of this club. You may obtain copies of the England Boxing Child Protection Policy from the England Boxing Office on 01142 235639 or it can be viewed / downloaded from the England Boxing website at www.englandboxing.org
- This club has a duty of care to Children and Young People [under 18 years of age] and the safety and welfare of them is paramount;
- This club acknowledges that it has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of Children and Young People within the club;
- This club acknowledges that every child and Young Person has a right to enjoy membership and the sport of amateur boxing within a safe enjoyable setting;
- This club will continually review this policy in the light of identified ‘best practice’;
- This club acknowledges that every member including Committee, Coach, Official, and Volunteer have a moral & legal responsibility to safeguard and promote every Child & Young Person’s welfare;
- This club is committed to ensuring that every Child & Young Person regardless of age, ability, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender has a right to learn, participate in and enjoy Amateur Boxing, free of the fear and safe from abuse of any type;
- This club ensures that required members of Committee, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current England Boxing Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, which is registered with the England Boxing DBS Umbrella Body [non-compliance with this clause will automatically exclude such persons; roles requiring check as per England Boxing DBS Policy];
- This club has appointed a Welfare Officer whose name appears below, who shall administer this Child Protection Policy and shall be responsible for your induction which includes provision of the England Boxing Child Protection Policy and instruction on Child Protection within the Club and England Boxing, ensuring your appreciation of its requirement of strict compliance;
- This club will treat seriously and deal rigorously with any incidence of abuse and will at all times follow the procedures laid down in the England Boxing National Child Protection Policy;
Any abuse or inappropriate behaviour regarding Children & Young People will be challenged and dealt with appropriately;
- This club clearly understands that abuse comes in many forms which include Emotional, Physical and Sexual. Foul language, bullying and requiring an athlete to train at an inappropriate level is also recognised as a form of abuse;
- This club acknowledges that it is the responsibility of experts to determine whether or not abuse is / has taken place, it is however everyone’s responsibility to report concerns and / or abuse;
We ALWAYS remember, in cases of concern or abuse – DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION!!!
England Boxing Child & Young People’s Charter
England Boxing aims to ensure that all children and young people within the sport of boxing are treated with respect, valued and at all times ‘safe’ from all forms of abuse.
We want you:
- to feel welcomed into a safe, caring, sport with a happy and friendly atmosphere within your club;
- to be regarded as an individual, listened to, having your feelings respected and opinions valued;
- cared for by skilled, experienced staff and volunteers who understand the needs of children and young people;
- given praise and encouragement, opportunities to succeed and an environment where positive behaviour is promoted;
- encouraged to develop self-discipline and consideration for others;
- provided with opportunities to learn new skills, develop confidence and a positive self image.
As a child or young person you are the future of our sport and we are determined that you will thrive and achieve your goals and full potential in a friendly and safe environment.
There may be times when you feel angry, unsafe, isolated, unhappy, uncomfortable or just worried. In these cases, you should always tell your parents or those who care for you. Please remember, there will always be someone who can help.
If you cannot or do not feel you want to speak to any of these people, you can contact any of the following people / organisations 24 hours a day who ‘will’ listen and do something to help you:
England Boxing is committed to the welfare of its members and in particular to children and young persons. All England Boxing members and clubs should be responsive to concerns.
Each club has a welfare officer and the details of these officers are in prominent positions within gyms. These persons are appointed for their abilities to address any concerns; they have the appropriate training and/or experience. If a person has a welfare concern this would be a suitable person to speak to.
If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club or have concerns about your welfare or the welfare of another person please talk with the:
Club Welfare Officer Mark Reigate 020 7928 0146 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London Boxing Regional Welfare Officers:
Sarah Skelt: 07855 781271 email: email@example.com
Penny Efstathiou email: firstname.lastname@example.org
England Boxing National Head of Compliance:
Daniel Williams: 0114 2235698
Childline: 0800 1111 NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000
Websites you may find helpful: www.childline.org.uk www.youngminds.org.uk
You can also find valuable information at: www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk
Equity Policy Statement
Fitzroy Lodge ABC adopts the England Boxing Equity Policy and is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
- Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
- The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality and social/economic status.
- The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
- All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
- The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the club and England Boxing disciplinary procedures.